Mircea Eliade

Mircea Eliade


Born
in Bucharest, Romania
March 13, 1907

Died
April 22, 1986

Genre

Influences


Romanian-born historian of religion, fiction writer, philosopher, professor at the University of Chicago, and one of the pre-eminent interpreters of world religion in this century. Eliade was an intensely prolific author of fiction and non-fiction alike, publishing over 1,300 pieces over 60 years. He earned international fame with LE MYTHE DE L'ÉTERNAL RETOUR (1949, The Myth of the Eternal Return), an interpretation of religious symbols and imagery. Eliade was much interested in the world of the unconscious. The central theme in his novels was erotic love.

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4.20 avg rating — 1,976 ratings — published 1951 — 24 editions
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Noaptea de Sânziene

4.39 avg rating — 1,777 ratings — published 1955 — 19 editions
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“Toţi suntem trişti, spunea el. Nu se vede întotdeauna, dar toţi oamenii sunt trişti.”
Mircea Eliade, Noaptea de Sânziene

“Ar fi înspăimântător să crezi că din tot acest cosmos atât de armonios, desăvârşit şi egal cu sine, numai viaţa omului se petrece la întâmplare, numai destinul lui n-are nici un sens.”
Mircea Eliade, Nuntă în cer

“Ai fost un prost. Nu trebuia s-o visezi, trebuia s-o iubeşti.”
Mircea Eliade, La ţigănci & Pe strada Mîntuleasa The Gypsy / Mîntuleasa Street

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