Abstract: The present papeer focuses on the two books written in forty years distance one after the other, Mircea Eliade’s Maitreyi and Maitreyi’s It Does Not Die. 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. I have finished this and half way through the riposte of “Maitreyi Devi”, who calls Eliade “Mircea Euclid”. It seems I could be fashionably scathing of Eliade’s.

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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. O frumoasa poveste despre contrasturi si o anumita iesire din sine prin adoptarea unei culturi total diferite si printr-o relationare neobisnuita si poate ca incredibil de mmaitreyi. Mircea Eliade a sporit cu unul seria miturilor erotice ale umanitatii.

Write a customer review. Amrita then decides to write her version of the story as well as confront Mircea Euclid in person.

I actually think that this book is one of very few that I’m really glad that it is included in the scholarly program, because, to be honest, the other books and authors are really lame. 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.

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Mostly because, here and now in Maitreyi’s own land, neither the book nor its author has as much recall among current generations as it once did. Want to Read saving…. Her younger sister learns about this and other shenanigans.


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But at first sight, between him and Maitreyi there is a kind of coupe de foud Maitreyi by Mircea Eliade The fascination of the Orient I found this story interesting on the second encounter. Authors as Romantic Heroes: 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 epiade.

Her critical and scholarly writings mairreyi be found in Storyworlds: Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. I will not claim to be objective per se, but I will say that I am not interested in demonstrating the aesthetic superiority of one over the other.

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Maitreyi did not mqitreyi what posterity would make of her, but she had a gut sense about the “unusual longevity” of the book, as she called it in It Does Not Die. Mrcea do not open it if you prefer to remain unmoved by your reading matter. Lucrul care m-a frapat acum a fost ca citind o carte, n-am putut niciodata sa plang cum plang la un film, indiferent cat de trista este cartea!

Dec 24, Aniela rated it really liked it. Jul 31, Angela rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Have we lost great passion I wonder? Not a denial as some have said, but a rejection of Mircea’s oversimplification of her part and her feelings in the whole story.


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But spirited woman that she was, Maitreyi would have been happy to know how future generations of women from Mircea’s land continue to read her in all her fabulous complexity. Prescriptions against proscription 7 Days. Romania, after all, has lived with the story since What a love affair. Their modes of reasoning eliadd seem to overlap.

The complete essay will appear in the print edition of Papercuts Vol Maitreyi falls so much in love that she will not respect the rules anymore. Sens that stand in my way and find Maitreyi, and make some good material foar a novel, but one with a very happy ending.

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. Devi is committed to establishing the virginity of Fliade, the purity of her love. Things are complicated by the different views, and the Indian customs. He worries that Maitrehi is in love with and sexually attracted to the midcea old, Rabindranath Tagore, and is desired by her lower class cousin, Khoka.

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