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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Does anybody has this book in English? It Does Not Die is a beautiful, poetic, aching novel.
The film, Les Nuits Bengaliappeared in Retrieved from ” https: He is arrogant but he believes he’s benevolent and understanding. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Maitreyi says she wished she was white, for in India, girls with lighter skin are preferred. Return to Book Page. You are commenting using your WordPress. Thankfully, the story ends before Grant meets the cleansing blonde Nordic Valkyrie.
He continues to be one of the giants upon whose shoulders I perch unsteadily. View all 17 comments. I can’t set the book down and talk about it yet. Perhaps compounded by his love for Maitreyi, he puts India on a pedestal. See all 3 questions about Maitreyi…. Eliade’s other novels based on his Romanian background are far better.
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Oct 29, Ioana Fotache rated it it was ok. Books by Mircea Eliade. Though the blossoming young woman has read widely in English, American, and Indian literature, Alain sees in her and her sister a certain savage Otherness that intrigues him. Nov 26, Julien M. I’ve seen this happen before, it’s not new, but it is interesting how common it is and how it manifests itself: Romanian autobiographical novels novels Romance novels Novels set in India Romanian novels adapted into films Works by Mircea Eliade Autobiographical novel stubs s historical novel stubs.
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. I expected racism, exotification, cultural ignorance and superiority, paternalism and simplification of the other, and I got all those: Eliade writes about a young English engineer in love with an Indian girl.
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This book really impressed me, and is definetely outstanding among the nigghts literature that i should read for school.
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.
She gives herself to her lover, in spite of or in part because of the forbidden character of their relationship.
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Initially upon finishing it I rated it quite highly, but after I’ve had more time to think about the content, I felt much less compelled to do so. The head of the family is very crossed when he finds out that he had been betrayed, as he sees it. Alain is torn between his life as a privileged white man in India and his intrigue for this other exotic life. 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.
Perhaps it is never more ugly than when Eliade, at the end of the novel, goes off to the Himalayas to purify himself like a yogi on a mountain top, and finds cleansing in the bed of a blonde Nordic Valkyrie! University of Chicago Press: Actually, I’m pretty generous in my opinions but this book was simply hateful. The brilliance of the novel is bengla, despite the intense focus on love and pain, ebngal teaches so much about India and Britain at the time in which it set s.
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Dec 15, Vlad rated it it was amazing. Alain, Eliade’s persona in the story, comes to take up residence with an Indian family who have a sublime, mysteriously beautiful daughter, Maitreyi. The characters were so antipathetic. In what concerns the ending of the book, I have quite an unpopular opinion – as far as I know, a lot of people disliked that ending, but I found it really interesting and like it should have been.
Feb 01, Sara rated it really liked it Shelves: Bengal Nights never rises to anything lyrical and is often ugly. Additionally, the sexual relationship between Alain and Maitreya is quite explicitly stated, and this was Calcutta in the s, so I can only assume that it was a more conservative time than it is now. He is returned to Calcutta and admitted into a hospital.
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Indeed, many married younger. Eliade este scriitorul meu roman preferat. Unknown to her, the object of her youthful infatuation, two decades after the events, writes a novel based on his experiences in Bengal.