Mircea Eliade Charles S. J. White - Essay

Charles S. J. White

(Contemporary Literary Criticism)

One feels confident that additional translations … of Eliade's literary oeuvre will be recognized as imperative in the English speaking world for understanding the relationship between the scientific and artistic motivations of the man who has in a special way reopened access for modern sensibility to the mythic and the religious. (p. 717)

As [examples of the genre littérature fantastique], they are excellent stories, affording moments of delicious horripilation. Particularly, "The Secret of Dr. Honigberger" builds to a climax in which plot, mood and time are handled with perfect command. At the end we are cast into doubt as to the true nature of the experience of the narrator....

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