Set in 1930s Calcutta, this is a roman á clef of remarkable intimacy. Originally published in Romanian in 1933, this semiautobiographical novel by the world renowned scholar Mircea Eliade details the passionate awakenings of Alain, an ambitious young French engineer flush with colonial pride and prejudice and full of a European fascination with the mysterious subcontinent....more
I don't feel like rating this. There were some things I liked but I can't remember them because I'm too furious. I shall rat...more
Fabulous and sweet and touching!
I didn't get bored but that doesn't mean I agree with the narrator's views. She opens her soul to him and he calls her primitive instead of listening. He understands(or does a good job pretending to)next to nothing about their culture and he leads her on/confuses her/uses her to his own liking and with no further use of common sense and good sense or mind now that we're at it.
He dumped her then pretended to go trough rehab
O frumoasa poveste despre contrasturi si o anumita iesire din sine prin...more
He is an immutable egocentric, who from the beginning asks himself the question: "How can I be tied down into a marriage?! How can I lose my freedom??".
Thus, by the end of the book, even though one would think that he is...more
I was surprised when I show one day in TV the film based upon this novel. I liked the...more
Maitreyi Devi wrote *It Does Not Die. A Romance* as a response to Eliade´s book.
I loved it to bits and read it quite fast too (for a school reading assignment, I mean).
But then again, Eliade is Eliade. He's wonderful, he's a classic and I just love his work.
Apreciez calitatea cărții, dar nu mi-a tre...more