Originally published in French as La nuit bengali, Editions Gallirnard, Bengal nights I Mircea Eliade ; translated by Catherine Spencer. p. em. ISBN o-2 . The book Bengal Nights: A Novel, Mircea Eliade is published by University of Chicago Press. Bengal Nights. Mircea Eliade, Author, Catherine Spencer, Translator University of Chicago Press $ (p) ISBN

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About Contact News Giving to the Press. Forty years after that, Maitreyi Devi, now a grandmother and known at home and abroad as a social reformer and Tagore scholar, was told the details of the book whose contents she had only been vaguely aware of. Bengal nights by mircea eliade a young Romanian came to Calcutta to live and study with a renowned Indian philosopher.

When Devi translated her novel into English, she gave a gift to the West that the West hardly deserves. I thought it was horrible.

AllanMaitreyi DeviSurendranath Dasgupta. It Does Not Die is a beautiful, poetic, aching novel.

CalcuttaIndia KolkataIndia. Sen’s daughter,Maitreyi and so his journey of discovering an exotic and erotic India begins. Each book is remarkable in its own very different way but by itself each would be something of a curiosity.

Bengal Nights

One of the great classics of Romanian literature, this short novel, written inis in large part autobiographical, based on the author’s experiences in India and his relationship with the titular Maitreyi.

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Paperbackpages. He gets what he wants and when the things that he wanted are bengal nights by mircea eliade away,he doesn’t do anything. You may purchase this title at these mircwa bookstores. The artist ends, bittersweet, the lover’s story. In the days after her father bengal nights by mircea eliade Eliade from the house and forbade him to communicate, the young man had ignored the desperate messages Maitreyi contrived to send him.

As well, she contacts the now old man and he agrees his novel will not be published in English until after her death. The book has Maitreyi brutally beaten; it has Mircea accepting the banishment and going to the Himalayas to rage and recover. This erotic passion plays itself out in Alain’s thoughts long after its bitter conclusion. It is enough to make stones weep.

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

The scholar takes an interest in the young European and invites him to stay at his home as a member of his large household. Is love a material object bengxl can be snatched away from one and given to another? Over the course of a number of months of miscommunication cross cultures, everyone bengal nights by mircea eliade their second or third language but never their first, the two young people fall in love — or think they fall in bengal nights by mircea eliade — which amounts to the same thing.

Here a born-poet is bengall the height of her powers and maturity and yet is still that vulnerable, joyful sixteen-year-old girl. Eliade was much interested in the world of the unconscious. When he falls ill with malaria, he is taken into the home of Mr Sen, an Indian engineer, and his family, including his daughter Maitreyi.

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Behgal Devi and Mircea Eliade […]. Well, it’s a great story, really sensitive yet brutal and heartbreaking. But he turned what evidently were fervent but limited bengal nights by mircea eliade into a lavishly sexual affair, with Maitreyi paying nightly bedroom visits as a kind of mystically inflamed Hindu goddess of love. The rest of the Indian cast is professional and comes across as having mysterious depths, one of bengal nights by mircea eliade few positives of the film.

Is he in love with her? Devi slips back and forth in time, not simply remembering and all the years since, but living them again, even as her family life, her political and charitable work, and her poetry swirl around ,ircea.

Eliade’s brief novel blazes with what is not so much discovery as conversion. The novel was translated into Italian inGerman inSpanish inBengali inEsperanto in and Catalan in Eliade did spend time in the company of the then sixteen and already famous Maitreyi Devi.

While I was reading about the plot mrcea, the social backdrop, the structure of the novel etcI came across your article. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Eventually their love was discovered and the young man was bengal nights by mircea eliade out of the house. Even he doesn’t really seem to know. Horrified by the distortions of her experience it had not been a physical relationshipin she publishes a novel, forty-four years after the events, giving the true story.

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