It Does Not Die: A Romance. Maitreyi Devi, Author, Maitraye, Author, Maitreyi Devi, Translator University of Chicago Press $ (p) ISBN Precocious, a poet, a philosopher’s daughter, Maitreyi Devi was sixteen On its own, It Does Not Die is a fascinating story of cultural conflict and thwarted love. Turnabout is fair play. The woman mythologized as an enigmatic Indian maiden by Romanian scholar Mircea Eliade in Bengal Nights (see.
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Anyway, to me, this book just confirmed things Dos already suspected about the jerk profile of an author who is controversial in some of his other works as well. Romanian Cultural Institute, Europalia International. Actually, it’s funny that right after she says that she won’t say that much about her life, as ‘Euclid’ is the hero here, there is about half a book about her and his name is not even mentioned. Notify me of new comments via email.
This site dofs cookies. It Does Not Die is a meditation on memory, and investigation of motivation, a study of the tragedy of self-delusion, and, in the end, a profound philosophical statement on Love and Truth.
The novel has little to recommend it as a novel. May 16, Sabita rated it really liked it. Eliade did spend time in the company of the rie sixteen and already famous Maitreyi Devi. Maitreyi finds out about the book and her alleged relationship with the Romanian student after many years, when she is a grown, educated woman.
It is physically difficult to watch. I still don’t think very maifreyi of him, though. Be the first to discover new talent! Only a woman [wife: Notwithstanding that it is a translation and there are many spelling and grammar typos in the book, I found it riveting and heartfelt.
Love in The Bengali Night Does Not Die: Maitreyi Devi and Mircea Eliade « Behind the Hedge
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The Romanian student who, at 21 had received a scholarship to study Hindi and the Hindu culture in India, is none other than Mircea Eliade, who later became one of the greatest philosophers of the 20th Century, an illustrious Professor who taught at various prestigious European and American universities and the author of The History of Religious Ideas and Beliefs, among another few dozen fiction and non-fiction publications.
More than forty years passed before Devi read Bengal Nightsthe novel Eliade had fashioned out of their encounter, only to find small details and phrases, even her given name, bringing back episodes and feelings she had sp Precocious, a poet, a philosopher’s daughter, Maitreyi Devi was sixteen years old in when Mircea Eliade came to Calcutta to study with her father.
Feb 12, Anca rated it liked it Recommends it for: My library Help Advanced Book Search. On discovering their secret romance her father ordered Mircea to leave their house. Fancy way to say that actually, he’s embarrassed of the undeserved scandal he caused, and that he can’t handle seeing an aged woman and still claim their ‘special love’.
The film stared Hugh Grant as the Eliade character, now a British Engineer building dams or something.
During the next two months of her stay they met several times, which was condensed to a single one at the end of her book. He definitely still has that aggravating insecurity and maitreyo of self-awareness that made his book such a frustrating read, but Maitreyi shows that side of him while also showing the rest of him, telling her own story while also telling Mircea’s better.
An engaging story from a talented iy skillful poet, philosopher, and storyteller having her say about the tangled threads of passion and memory. I have read this novel in it’s regional language and the way Maitreyi Devi has written it, the way ont has poured down her heart into words is brilliant and truly an unforgettable story.
A story about one’s life that is worth telling, indeed.
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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Together they detonate the classic bipolarities: How do the European visions shape the Indian culture and vice versa? View all 4 comments. Dec 29, Kienie rated it really liked it Shelves: Mircea Eliade the “colonizer” published Bengal nights which was an account of his romantic experiences with Maitreyi Devi.
The Bengali version “Na Hanyate” that I had read, is palpable and a very honest account of intense young love. Nov 29, Julien M. In part a counter to Eliade’s fantasies, the book is also a moving account of a first love fraught with cultural tensions, of false starts and lasting regrets. Taken together they provide an unusually touching story of young love unable to prevail against an opposition whose strength was tragically buttressed by the uncertainties of a cultural divide.
They were also, as it turned out, deeply taken with each other. The only thing I didn’t like about this book is the fact that it should be a love story, it should be about Mircea ‘Euclid’ as she states a few timesyet all she talks about is herself. T 02 41 45 – www. The rest of the Indian cast is professional and comes across as having mysterious depths, one of the few positives of the film.
It Does Not Die: A Romance
Though the two books relate a common event, they differ in many aspects of their plots and perspectives. For a devo that is often considered a “response” to Mircea Eliade’s Bengal Nightsand an attempt for Maitreyi to roes her own story of their adolescent romance, the most wonderful thing I got from this book is that it does a much better job of humanizing Mircea and making him sympathetic than his own book did. It doesn’t stop me from still liking a great deal of his works, but it’s in spite of his personal character, and definitely not an endorsement of it.
Horrified by the distortions of her experience it had not been a physical relationshipin she publishes a novel, forty-four years after the dif, giving the true story. 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. Varianta a lui Eliade este o opera de arta in care scriitorul si-a pus amprenta dar pe care a si inflorit-o cu o nota menita sa atraga publicul iar Maitreyi tinde sa se piarda des in detalii si sa-si inceapa o idee pe care sa o continue cu alte trei dsvi.
It’s remarkable that it had left such strong imprints on the protagonists in real life Mircea Eliade and Maitreyi Lt that they penned it down independently in profuse detail after decades of detachment.
Precocious, a poet, a philosopher’s daughter, Maitreyi Devi was sixteen years old in when Mircea Eliade came to Calcutta to study with her father. On its own, It Does Not Die is a fascinating story of cultural conflict and thwarted love. In my review of Mircea’s book I came away nnot it thinking he suffered from more than the usual young man’s vanity and devo of self-awareness, and wondering why people seemed doex think it For a book that is often considered a “response” to Mircea Eliade’s Bengal Nightsand an attempt for Maitreyi to tell her own story of their adolescent romance, the most wonderful thing I got from this book is that it does a much better job of humanizing Mircea and making him sympathetic than his own book did.