Maitreyi [Mircea Eliade] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Maitreyia va ramane cartea de capatai a indragostitilor de dragoste, poemul. Note: This is an excerpt. The complete essay will appear in the print edition of Papercuts Vol Heroes and Villains. In the teakwood bookshelf of our old. STRANGELOVE: (From top) Romanian writer Mircea Eliade and Maitreyi Devi and their respective books; actress Maya Morgenstern in the.

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These Indians, whom I loved so much that I wanted to become one of them, all nurtured in the recesses of their beings a whole impenetrable history and mythology. The love story was so dull, absolutely boring. In any case, at the end of two weeks, she left for Germany, where she is currently studying to become a high school teacher and stories of her Calcutta experience passed into the realms of the host family lore.

Dec 15, Vlad rated it it was amazing. Over the course of a number of months of miscommunication cross cultures, everyone speaking their second or third language but never their first, the two young people fall in love — or think they fall in love — which amounts to the same thing. He has never returned to India because he has clung to his fantasy of her and of her land. Curious about the novel that prompted her narrative, I then sought out Bengal Nights.

Maitreyi Devi and Mircea Eliade — Lovely says: However, though both authors try to imbue their romance with a quality of timelessness in their own way—Eliade turns to myths and Devi turns to the archetypal virgin love story—the heroics and the limitations of Alain of Bengal Nights and Mircea of It Does Not Die actually betray socio-political assumptions about race and racial purity, which were characteristic of the period between the two world wars.

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This page was last edited on 19 Septemberat It is a pedestrian version of the young summer love story that has been done thousands of times and usually far better, from Shakespeare to Trevanian. Fevronia comments that in general, women in Mircea’s fiction end up tragically.


Things are complicated by the different views, and the Indian customs. The characters were so antipathetic. There were some things I liked but I can’t remember them because I’m maiteyi furious. Maitreyi falls so much in love that she will not respect the rules anymore.

When Amrita recites a poem about trees, he takes her to be a pantheist.

Love in The Bengali Night Does Not Die: Maitreyi Devi and Mircea Eliade « Behind the Hedge

With progress, the law forbids this today, but old habits die hard, and in many mzitreyi the ancient customs are still in force.

But at first sight, between him and Maitreyi there is a kind of coupe de foudre. Want to Read saving….

Not surprisingly, the beginning of Communist rule in Romania coincided with Mircea’s exile. Rabindranath–the man behind his poetry. It is beautifully written. Maitreyi leaves her room at night and gives herself to Alain.

A very long Engagement

Paperbackpages. I didn’t get bored, but that still doesn’t qualify the story with much merit. Recomandata la orice va Am crezut ca o tin minte din adolescenta, cand am eliads prima data, dar nu mai tineam minte mare lucru in afara de faptul ca m-a marcat.

The unfortunate lady does not know for another 20 years that she has been named by a famous mitreyi as his under-aged Bengali sex-partner. She had read the book in Romanian in her home town in eastern Romania’s Iasi, and she seemed animated at the possibility of finally beholding the house “where it all happened”.

At the time she said it, it meant little or nothing to her hosts. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

She is also jealous, for she wants Alain to love her and: Thoughtscapes – people, place, policy, potential. But do not open it if you prefer to remain unmoved by your reading matter. It was probably the only book that I had to read for school so far and actually enjoyed.

Earlier there was only Mircea’s book. The most interesting part was the one where the author delves into philosophy, religion and the Oriental fascination which produced a lot of fake literature, but brought to the West so many, enlightening ideas and practices.


Unul din acele lucruri ce trebuie facute cat mai devreme in viata, desi poate ca unii nu reusesc niciodata sa iasa din ei nici macar pentru asa o scurta bucata de timp precum s-a dovedit a fi intreaga poveste cuprinsa in aceasta carte. A story about a forbidden love, but with no feelings. The Untold Story Behind the Publishing of Maitreyi Devi” accuses Mircea of rendering Maitreyi into “a caricature of a tantric goddess” and calls the work a “self-indulgent fantasy”.

It is one of the rare instances in literatu This is the first book I have ever read twice and it was so much worth it! The author masked his own identity in the book yet he mentioned Maitreyi’s very clearly and even used an identifier He mentions her association with Tagore’s protegee. He became so smitten with her that he was ready to convert to Hinduism.

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. March 13, at 7: His most influential work is the novel Maitreyi which was largely based on his real life romance with Maitreyi Devi.

The distance between the author and his protagonist is rarely, if ever, noted by reviewers msitreyi Bengal Nights. Everything is washed out. Maiyreyi gets what he wants, then leaves, doing all kinds of stupid stuff because suffering for love is just so poetic and everybody just loves a sad hero And Maitreyi, she got married to someone else. To ask other readers questions about Maitreyiplease sign up.

Allen is so sexist, and arrogant, and annoying and Maitreyi is so childish and naive.