By Mircea Eliade
Born in Bucharest, Rumania, Mircea Eliade studied on the college 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 was once a professor of the historical past of religions on the collage of Chicago. He used to be while a author of fiction, identified and favored specially in Western Europe, the place numerous 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 suggestions, 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, fable, and autobiography are skillfully mixed in Eliade's stories.
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