The book Bengal Nights: A Novel, Mircea Eliade is published by University of Chicago Press. Bengal Nights Mircea Eliade The University of Chicago Press. Mircea Eliade ( ) was the Sewell L. Avery Distinguished Service Professor in the. Maitreyi by Mircea Eliade Ultima noapte de dragoste, întâia noapte de război by Camil Bengal Nights was written by a European man in India (Calcutta in the.

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As vrea ca eseurile de 3 pagini pe care le scriem despre Elia As vrea ca atunci cand ni se preda cartea asta la scoala sa ni se spuna ce om de cacat ii allan, ce abuz de putere face vrajind o fata de jumatatea varstei lui, ce orientalism extrem are in modul in care prezinta cultura indiana ca ceva exotic si primitiv, ce sexist ii modul in care se foloseste de femei si cumva tot el ii victima desi o duce bine-mersi folosindu-se de cine o fi pe cand femeile din viata lui se sinucid sau innebunesc.

Mar 24, Ioana rated it did not like it Shelves: Toate trei ocupa un loc special in sufletul meu. Maitreyi says she wished she was white, for in India, girls with lighter skin are preferred. The characters were so antipathetic.

Everything is washed out. Translated into French inBengal Nights was an immediate critical success. It is fliade in the begnal person and it is intense. Mirxea is a fetishist pig that mystifies India, abuses his power as an older man and manipulates and inexperienced 16 year old to fall in love with him and wishes she would get raped so that she could be only his after she’s cast out by her familygets jealous over everything A TREE!!

My mother had told me to read the novel by Maitreyi Devi, being a avid admirer of her works. And Eliade was asked to leave the house in some haste.

It’s an emotional book,sincere Andrei Tamas, 24 noiembrie What I liked most about this book was that I could actually see the love growing I was planning on reading this book for a very long time and now that we were asked to read it for our Romanian class I thought that this was the perfect opportunity. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. This is just mirfea trash that I wish I didn’t have to read for school and that it wasn’t presented as the greatest love story Romania’s ever damned seen.


It is physically difficult to watch. But Eliade has always refused to face the reality of Devi. Geographies of Philological Knowledge Nadia R.

Notify me of new comments via email. The deeper I ventured into this wild domain, the more consuming became a hitherto unconscious notion of my superiority, the more violently assertive a pride of which I would never have believed myself capable.

Bengal Nights was written by a European man in India Calcutta in the sso I knew I was going to be shaking my head a lot. The most interesting part was mjrcea one where the author delves into philosophy, religion eliads the Oriental fascination which produced a lot of fake literature, but brought to the West so many, enlightening ideas and practices. Imagine a story like that! No trivia or quizzes yet. The brilliance of the novel is that, despite the intense focus on love and pain, it teaches so much about India and Britain at the time in which it set s.


Maitreyi was crying all the time, but all the time and Allen was so cocky and such a coward. Invaluable for the insight it offers into Eliade’s life and thought, it is a work of great nightss and emotional power. It is a light, Mircea, a light — like the light of intelligence, like the light of knowledge is the light of love.

Love in The Bengali Night Does Not Die: Maitreyi Devi and Mircea Eliade

A twenty-something Romanian student with Fascist associations who happens to be quite fluent in French and has a bit of English arrives in Calcutta in British India to study with a renowned Bengali scholar. Much to benagl, and as Alain says early in the novel of his love for Maitreyi, he can’t describe it, because describing it will somehow corrupt it, paraphrased here.


Maitreyi Devi and Mircea Eliade — Lovely says: I was planning on reading this book for a very long time and now that we were asked to read it for our Romanian class I thought that this was the perfect opportunity. Post was not sent – check your email addresses! Must let it swirl around in my head a while first. Alain, Eliade’s persona in the story, comes to take up residence with an Indian family who have a sublime, mysteriously beautiful daughter, Maitreyi.

Maitreyi by Mircea Eliade

An absolutely fabulous love story beetwen different worlds, but essentialy the same Not on a huge scale, fortunately, but the fact that it still does is flabbergasting. She is also jealous, for she wants Alain to love her and: I’m not going to translate that for the benefit of your eyeballs. At the end of the novel, when Devi meets Eliade for the first time in forty-two years, it becomes a confrontation because Eliade refuses to look at her, preferring the fantasy vision in his memory to the reality in the room with him.

A Novel Mircea Eliade Limited preview – Maitreyi, the heroine of the story has a mentor, who is very old: The novel was translated into Italian inGerman inSpanish inBengali inEsperanto in and Catalan in In the first place, the hero- Alain is accepted into the Indian family that somehow adopts this foreigner. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone.

Bengal Nights

What follows is a charming, tentative flirtation that soon, against all the proprieties and precepts of Indian society, blossoms into a love affair both impossible and ultimately tragic. Reading in Bed Reading the classics, CanLit, and everything else. The young friends did go to visit her elderly guru.