Fantastic tales

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Three stories with parallel Romanian/English texts share a common quality - fantasy - but their backgrounds differ. One is set in Bucharest in 1944, another in the Transylvanian Alps, and the third in the Greek Isles. As a study aid this is intended primarily for English speaking people who have some knowledge of Romanian, but it could also be useful to Romanian students of English.

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Contents

Preface page
vii
A Great
34
The Cobbler of Hydra
77
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About the author (1990)

Born in Bucharest, Rumania, Mircea Eliade studied at the University of Bucharest and, from 1928 to 1932, at the University of Calcutta with Surendranath Dasgupta. After taking his doctorate in 1933 with a dissertation on yoga, he taught at the University of Bucharest and, after the war, at the Sorbonne in Paris. From 1957, Eliade was a professor of the history of religions at the University of Chicago. He was at the same time a writer of fiction, known and appreciated especially in Western Europe, where several of his novels and volumes of short stories appeared in French, German, Spanish, and Portuguese. Two Tales of the Occult "to relate some yogic techniques, and particularly yogic folklore, to a series of events narrated in the genre of a mystery story." Both Nights of Serampore and The Secret of Dr. Honigberger evoke the mythical geography and time of India. Mythology, fantasy, and autobiography are skillfully combined in Eliade's tales.

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