Autobiography, Volume 1

Autobiography, Volume 1

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qHere finally are Eliade's memoirs of the first thirty years of his life in Mac Linscott Rickett's crisp and lucid English translation. They present a fascinating account of the early development of a Renaissance talent, expressed in everything from daily and periodical journalism, realistic and fantastic fiction, and general nonfiction works to distinguished contributions to the history of religions. Autobiography follows an apparently amazingly candid report of this remarkable man's progression from a mischievous street urchin and literary prodigy, through his various love affairs, a decisive and traumatic Indian sojourn, and active, brilliant participation in pre-World War II Romanian cultural€”Seymour Cain, Religious Studies Review... two feuilletons per week, plus notes and information for the literary page, and my salary was set at 4, 000 lei monthly. ... I delivered my articles with a perfect punctuality; I was writing them without effort, sometimes aquot;inspired, aquot; because I was anbsp;...

Title:Autobiography, Volume 1
Author:Mircea Eliade
Publisher:University of Chicago Press - 1990-01-16


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