By Mircea Eliade
Born in Bucharest, Rumania, Mircea Eliade studied on the collage of Bucharest and, from 1928 to 1932, on the college of Calcutta with Surendranath Dasgupta. After taking his doctorate in 1933 with a dissertation on yoga, he taught on the college of Bucharest and, after the conflict, on the Sorbonne in Paris. From 1957, Eliade used to be a professor of the historical past of religions on the college of Chicago. He used to be even as a author of fiction, identified and preferred particularly in Western Europe, the place a number of of his novels and volumes of brief tales seemed in French, German, Spanish, and Portuguese.
Two stories of the Occult "to relate a few yogic innovations, and especially yogic folklore, to a chain of occasions narrated within the style of a secret story." either Nights of Serampore and the key of Dr. Honigberger evoke the legendary geography and time of India. Mythology, myth, and autobiography are skillfully mixed in Eliade's stories.
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