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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He continues to be one of the giants upon whose shoulders I perch unsteadily. In what concerns the ending of the book, I have quite an unpopular elide – as far as I know, a lot of people disliked that ending, but I found it really interesting and like it should have been.

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The love story was so dull, absolutely boring. I suppose Eliade succeeded in making the reader, or at least me, feel as close as possible to what he must have felt back then, if not towards Maitreyi, at least towards the book itself. It is beautifully written.

It doesn’t se Wow. Nghts of Philological Knowledge Nadia R. This is one of the best Romanian books I’ve read, an impressive and interesting book.

I didn’t get bored, but that still doesn’t qualify the story with much merit.

The film stared Hugh Grant as the Eliade character, now a British Engineer building dams or something. Maitreyi Devi and Mircea Eliade — Lovely says: What I really liked was that Micea did not put the emphasis on the characters’ looks, but on their behaviour and thinking.


The mystery is your creation. Or in the beginning when he just couldn’t admit what he really thought and mocked everything Indian so that he wouldn’t look bad. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here A vibrantly poetic love story, Bengal Nights is also a cruel account of the wreckage left in the wake of a young man’s self discovery.

Allan 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!!

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That is the story. It is one of the rare instances in literature when two protagonists share the same story broken down in the same beautiful moments but seen from two different perspectives.

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. It is physically difficult to watch. Oh and he’s the real tragedy in the end poor Allan.

Inthe University of Chicago Press published the two works in English as companion volumes. Dec 24, Aniela rated it really liked it.


He fell in love night this mystique Indian teenager, eliaed has never experienced love before, but who is really willing to give up on everything for Allan eventually. The characters were so antipathetic. The book reverses one’s thoughts, beliefs and understanding about indian culture. It’s probably the first book I hate with such a passion so you can’t say I’m someone who likes to criticize what others write. Entitled Na Hanyateit was originally published in Bengali.


And no, it’s not, in reality people do care about each other but this book is written from the point of view of someone very young and selfish. Books with missing cover All stub articles.

Imagine a story like this: I’m not going to translate that for the benefit of your eyeballs. He is a man who believes he can “save” the country and change things, a man who thinks he knows more about the country because of his “superior” status as a European.

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After reading it, she mircez her own version of the relationship in Twitter Facebook Youtube Tumblr. Thankfully, the story ends before Grant meets the cleansing blonde Nordic Valkyrie.

Books by Mircea Eliade. Planned Pedanthood I think thoughts I was well and truly in the jungle, no longer a social being with perfect self-control.