It Does Not Die: A Romance

Valutazione media 3,87
( su 1.474 valutazioni fornite da Goodreads )
 
9780226143651: It Does Not Die: A Romance

Precocious, a poet, a philosopher's daughter, Maitreyi Devi was sixteen years old in 1930 when Mircea Eliade came to Calcutta to study with her father. More than forty years passed before Devi read Bengal Nights, the novel Eliade had fashioned out of their encounter, only to find small details and phrases, even her given name, bringing back episodes and feelings she had spent decades trying to forget. It Does Not Die is Devi's response. In part a counter to Eliade's fantasies, the book is also a moving account of a first love fraught with cultural tensions, of false starts and lasting regrets.

Proud of her intelligence, Maitreyi Devi's father had provided her with a fine and, for that time, remarkably liberal education — and encouraged his brilliant foreign student, Eliade, to study with her. "We were two good exhibits in his museum," Devi writes. They were also, as it turned out, deeply taken with each other. When their secret romance was discovered, Devi's father banished the young Eliade from their home.

Against a rich backdrop of life in an upper-caste Hindu household, Devi powerfully recreates the confusion of an over-educated child simultaneously confronting sex and the differences, not only between European and Indian cultures, but also between her mother's and father's view of what was right. Amid a tangle of misunderstandings, between a European man and an Indian girl, between student and teacher, husband and wife, father and daughter, she describes a romance unfolding in the face of cultural differences but finally succumbing to cultural constraints. On its own, It Does Not Die is a fascinating story of cultural conflict and thwarted love. Read together with Eliade's Bengal Nights, Devi's "romance" is a powerful study of what happens when the oppositions between innocence and experience, enchantment and disillusion, and cultural difference and colonial arrogance collide.

"In two novels written forty years apart, a man and a woman tell stories of their love. . . . Taken together they provide an unusually touching story of young love unable to prevail against an opposition whose strength was tragically buttressed by the uncertainties of a cultural divide."—Isabel Colegate, New York Times Book Review

"Recreates, with extraordinary vividness, the 16-year-old in love that she had been. . . . Maitreyi is entirely, disarmingly open about her emotions. . . . An impassioned plea for truth."—Anita Desai, New Republic

"Something between a reunion and a duel. Together they detonate the classic bipolarities: East-West, life-art, woman-man."—Richard Eder, New York Newsday

"One good confession deserves another. . . . Both books gracefully trace the authors' doomed love affair and its emotional aftermath."—Nina Mehta, Chicago Tribune

Le informazioni nella sezione "Riassunto" possono far riferimento a edizioni diverse di questo titolo.

From the Back Cover:

'In two novels written forty years apart, a man and a woman tell stories of their love...Taken together they provide an unusually touching story of young love unable to prevail against an opposition whose strength was tragically buttressed by the uncertainties of a cultural divide.'

Language Notes:

Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Bengali

Le informazioni nella sezione "Su questo libro" possono far riferimento a edizioni diverse di questo titolo.

I migliori risultati di ricerca su AbeBooks

1.

Maitreyi Devi
Editore: The University of Chicago Press, United States (1995)
ISBN 10: 0226143651 ISBN 13: 9780226143651
Nuovi Paperback Quantità: 1
Da
The Book Depository
(London, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro The University of Chicago Press, United States, 1995. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. New edition. Language: English . Brand New Book. Precocious, a poet, a philosopher s daughter, Maitreyi Devi was sixteen years old in 1930 when Mircea Eliade came to Calcutta to study with her father. More than forty years passed before Devi read Bengal Nights, the novel Eliade had fashioned out of their encounter, only to find small details and phrases, even her given name, bringing back episodes and feelings she had spent decades trying to forget. It Does Not Die is Devi s response. In part a counter to Eliade s fantasies, the book is also a moving account of a first love fraught with cultural tensions, of false starts and lasting regrets.Proud of her intelligence, Maitreyi Devi s father had provided her with a fine and, for that time, remarkably liberal education -- and encouraged his brilliant foreign student, Eliade, to study with her. We were two good exhibits in his museum, Devi writes. They were also, as it turned out, deeply taken with each other. When their secret romance was discovered, Devi s father banished the young Eliade from their home. Against a rich backdrop of life in an upper-caste Hindu household, Devi powerfully recreates the confusion of an over-educated child simultaneously confronting sex and the differences, not only between European and Indian cultures, but also between her mother s and father s view of what was right. Amid a tangle of misunderstandings, between a European man and an Indian girl, between student and teacher, husband and wife, father and daughter, she describes a romance unfolding in the face of cultural differences but finally succumbing to cultural constraints. On its own, It Does Not Die is a fascinating story of cultural conflict and thwarted love. Read together withEliade s Bengal Nights, Devi s romance is a powerful study of what happens when the oppositions between innocence and experience, enchantment and disillusion, and cultural difference and colonial arrogance collide. Maitreyi Devi (1914-1990) was a poet and lecturer, founder of the Council for the Promotion of Communal Harmony in 1964 and vice-president of the All-India Women s Coordinating Council. Her first book of verse appeared when she was sixteen, with a preface by Rabindranath Tagore. Her publications include four volumes of poetry, eight works on Tagore, and numerous books on travel, philosophy, and social reform. Codice libro della libreria AAZ9780226143651

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 18,72
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

2.

Devi, Maitreyi
Editore: University Of Chicago Press (1995)
ISBN 10: 0226143651 ISBN 13: 9780226143651
Nuovi Paperback Quantità: 2
Da
Reuseabook
(Stroud, GLOS, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro University Of Chicago Press, 1995. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Dispatched, from the UK, within 48 hours of ordering. This book is in Brand New condition. Codice libro della libreria CHL2267679

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 17,32
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 2,27
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

3.

Maitreyi Devi
Editore: The University of Chicago Press, United States (1995)
ISBN 10: 0226143651 ISBN 13: 9780226143651
Nuovi Paperback Quantità: 1
Da
The Book Depository US
(London, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro The University of Chicago Press, United States, 1995. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. New edition. Language: English . Brand New Book. Precocious, a poet, a philosopher s daughter, Maitreyi Devi was sixteen years old in 1930 when Mircea Eliade came to Calcutta to study with her father. More than forty years passed before Devi read Bengal Nights, the novel Eliade had fashioned out of their encounter, only to find small details and phrases, even her given name, bringing back episodes and feelings she had spent decades trying to forget. It Does Not Die is Devi s response. In part a counter to Eliade s fantasies, the book is also a moving account of a first love fraught with cultural tensions, of false starts and lasting regrets.Proud of her intelligence, Maitreyi Devi s father had provided her with a fine and, for that time, remarkably liberal education -- and encouraged his brilliant foreign student, Eliade, to study with her. We were two good exhibits in his museum, Devi writes. They were also, as it turned out, deeply taken with each other. When their secret romance was discovered, Devi s father banished the young Eliade from their home. Against a rich backdrop of life in an upper-caste Hindu household, Devi powerfully recreates the confusion of an over-educated child simultaneously confronting sex and the differences, not only between European and Indian cultures, but also between her mother s and father s view of what was right. Amid a tangle of misunderstandings, between a European man and an Indian girl, between student and teacher, husband and wife, father and daughter, she describes a romance unfolding in the face of cultural differences but finally succumbing to cultural constraints. On its own, It Does Not Die is a fascinating story of cultural conflict and thwarted love. Read together withEliade s Bengal Nights, Devi s romance is a powerful study of what happens when the oppositions between innocence and experience, enchantment and disillusion, and cultural difference and colonial arrogance collide. Maitreyi Devi (1914-1990) was a poet and lecturer, founder of the Council for the Promotion of Communal Harmony in 1964 and vice-president of the All-India Women s Coordinating Council. Her first book of verse appeared when she was sixteen, with a preface by Rabindranath Tagore. Her publications include four volumes of poetry, eight works on Tagore, and numerous books on travel, philosophy, and social reform. Codice libro della libreria AAZ9780226143651

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 20,08
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

4.

M Devi
Editore: University of Chicago Press 1995-07-13 (1995)
ISBN 10: 0226143651 ISBN 13: 9780226143651
Nuovi Quantità: 2
Da
Chiron Media
(Wallingford, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro University of Chicago Press 1995-07-13, 1995. Condizione libro: New. Brand new book, sourced directly from publisher. Dispatch time is 24-48 hours from our warehouse. Book will be sent in robust, secure packaging to ensure it reaches you securely. Codice libro della libreria NU-GRD-05156839

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 19,42
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 3,40
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

5.

Maitreyi Devi
Editore: University of Chicago press
ISBN 10: 0226143651 ISBN 13: 9780226143651
Nuovi Quantità: > 20
Da
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro University of Chicago press. Condizione libro: New. Brand New. Codice libro della libreria 0226143651

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 20,86
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 2,93
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

6.

Devi, Maitreyi
ISBN 10: 0226143651 ISBN 13: 9780226143651
Nuovi Quantità: 1
Da
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro 1995. PAP. Condizione libro: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Codice libro della libreria TX-9780226143651

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 20,79
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 3,34
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

7.

Devi, Maitreyi
Editore: University of Chicago Press (1995)
ISBN 10: 0226143651 ISBN 13: 9780226143651
Nuovi Quantità: 3
Da
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro University of Chicago Press, 1995. PAP. Condizione libro: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Codice libro della libreria WG-9780226143651

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 15,77
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 10,23
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

8.

Maitreyi Devi
Editore: The University of Chicago Press, United States (1995)
ISBN 10: 0226143651 ISBN 13: 9780226143651
Nuovi Paperback Quantità: 1
Da
Book Depository hard to find
(London, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro The University of Chicago Press, United States, 1995. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. New edition. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. Precocious, a poet, a philosopher s daughter, Maitreyi Devi was sixteen years old in 1930 when Mircea Eliade came to Calcutta to study with her father. More than forty years passed before Devi read Bengal Nights, the novel Eliade had fashioned out of their encounter, only to find small details and phrases, even her given name, bringing back episodes and feelings she had spent decades trying to forget. It Does Not Die is Devi s response. In part a counter to Eliade s fantasies, the book is also a moving account of a first love fraught with cultural tensions, of false starts and lasting regrets.Proud of her intelligence, Maitreyi Devi s father had provided her with a fine and, for that time, remarkably liberal education -- and encouraged his brilliant foreign student, Eliade, to study with her. We were two good exhibits in his museum, Devi writes. They were also, as it turned out, deeply taken with each other. When their secret romance was discovered, Devi s father banished the young Eliade from their home. Against a rich backdrop of life in an upper-caste Hindu household, Devi powerfully recreates the confusion of an over-educated child simultaneously confronting sex and the differences, not only between European and Indian cultures, but also between her mother s and father s view of what was right. Amid a tangle of misunderstandings, between a European man and an Indian girl, between student and teacher, husband and wife, father and daughter, she describes a romance unfolding in the face of cultural differences but finally succumbing to cultural constraints. On its own, It Does Not Die is a fascinating story of cultural conflict and thwarted love. Read together withEliade s Bengal Nights, Devi s romance is a powerful study of what happens when the oppositions between innocence and experience, enchantment and disillusion, and cultural difference and colonial arrogance collide. Maitreyi Devi (1914-1990) was a poet and lecturer, founder of the Council for the Promotion of Communal Harmony in 1964 and vice-president of the All-India Women s Coordinating Council. Her first book of verse appeared when she was sixteen, with a preface by Rabindranath Tagore. Her publications include four volumes of poetry, eight works on Tagore, and numerous books on travel, philosophy, and social reform. Codice libro della libreria BTE9780226143651

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 26,01
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

9.

Maitreyi Devi (author), Maitreyi Devi (translator)
Editore: UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO PRESS 1995-07-13, Chicago (1995)
ISBN 10: 0226143651 ISBN 13: 9780226143651
Nuovi paperback Quantità: 1
Da
Blackwell's
(Oxford, OX, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO PRESS 1995-07-13, Chicago, 1995. paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria 9780226143651

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 19,50
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 6,82
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

10.

Devi, Maitreyi
Editore: The University of Chicago Press (1995)
ISBN 10: 0226143651 ISBN 13: 9780226143651
Nuovi Brossura Quantità: 1
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro The University of Chicago Press, 1995. Condizione libro: New. 1995. New ed. Paperback. An account of the experiences of Maitreyi Devi, the highly educated Indian daughter of an intellectual father who fell in love with a female student staying at her home in the 1930s. the book was written as a response to Bengal Nights, by Mircea Eliade, the young student who had stayed with the family in Calcutta. Num Pages: 280 pages, black & white illustrations. BIC Classification: FA. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 215 x 141 x 15. Weight in Grams: 336. . . . . . . Codice libro della libreria V9780226143651

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 26,34
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
Da: Irlanda a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

Vedi altre copie di questo libro

Vedi tutti i risultati per questo libro