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Ordeal by Labyrinth presents an intimate and charming picture of this extraordinary man. Claude-Henri Rocquet has elicited from Eliade brief versions of some of his most important theories and a great many interesting judgments.
Paperback, 226 pages
Published November 1st 1984 by University of Chicago Press (first published January 1st 1978)
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Gabriela
Oct 02, 2013 rated it really liked it
It took me almost 3 years to finish reading this book, but now that I've added it to the read collection, I have a huge sentiment of satisfaction! In his dialogue with Roquet, Eliade gives a lot of ideas to chew on, ideas that can change one's opinion on religion, sacrality, customs and civilization itself. Despite the fact that his sentences have philosophical underpins, Eliade manages to bring valid arguments on his entire academic works, his dissident status in the US and the voyages he took ...more
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Apr 19, 2009 rated it it was amazing
where to begin? I mean hes a cornerstone for extended contemplation in our times. This is no hyperbol. I dont cair what field of study you are interested in; he will add something to those thoughts/ contemplations/ even outlook i n daily life. But the thing i like is that his writing obviosly academic on the highest order; but hes not dry, difficult or only for the university. But on the other hand he isnt trying to dumb down for the masses or trying to "make us see the wisdom".
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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) ...more
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