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Secretul doctorului Honigberger. Nopţi la Serampore

4.13 of 5 stars 4.13  ·  rating details  ·  941 ratings  ·  13 reviews
Editie de Eugen Simion
Paperback, 144 pages
Published 2003 by Humanitas (first published January 1st 1940)
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Lindu Pindu
M-a frapat partea legată de scenariul apocaliptic - axa Pământului se schimbă, ne vom scufunda precum Atlantida, șamd. Parcă am mai auzit asta undeva... Ceva cu mayașii parcă? Hehe.

O carte foarte scurtă, foarte bună, foarte Eliade- adică reușește să vorbească despre misticism, yoga, și India printr-o întâmplare plină de suspans, în care păstrează un limbaj plastic și totodată limpede. Asta spre deosebire de majoritatea scriitorilor/adepților misticismului de azi, care pică în ridicol una-două,
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Jigar Brahmbhatt
Curious tales in the classic supernatural mode. India here is mystical than usual, seen through the eyes of westerners, who look for profoundness even in the simple act of a plebeian sitting near a river. Set during the British Raj, these tales could have been easily written by Kipling were it not for their scholarly overtones. Like his 'youth without youth', Eliade creates a world of illusions and lived experiences. Not great literature, but cool stories for the kind of readers who still miss t ...more
Lochlan
As the title suggests this book contains two short stories that are somewhat strange. Eliade's academic study of mysticism and relgious ritual shows through in both of these tales lifting what might otherwise be fairly standard spinechillers.

Daniel Afloarei
o capodopera. eliade ma fascineaza, fiind unul dintre putinii autori romani capabili sa imi capteze atentia total iar cu ,,Secretul doctorului Honigberger" reuseste sa faca asta fara cel mai mic efort.
Nosluffin
This book was a Christmas gift from my friends in Romania. The author was a gifted Romanian, one who possessed a flair for the occult and a writing style that is rich and formal. I couldn't put the book down.
Eva Pradhan
Hadn't read anything like this before, just devoured it in one sitting. Wonderfully crafted mysteries with a dose of eastern mysticism.
John
the mysteries of yoga and tantra in a fictional framework by one of the most interesting and profound thinkers on religion.
Anca Bettencourt
made me want to visit india and think about a dimensional life in such a traditional way .. it's amazing
Cristi
povestiri cu suspans, dar incheiate cu o explicatie mistica/orientala vagă
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Jun 11, 2012 Timeia added it
A fost una dintre lecturile mele plăcute din timpul facultăţii. :)
Catherine
Both great short stories...left me wanting more.
Anna
Links smoothly to real life experiences.
Alina
....y en rumano,jajajaja
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