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Mircea Eliade (1907–1986)

Romanian philosopher Mircea Eliade was born in 1907 in Bucharest. He was a precocious child and published works for the first time at the age of 13. He studied in Cernavoda, Bucharest, finished Philosophy courses at the University of Bucharest at the age of 21, and went to Calcutta, India, to study Sanskrit and Yoga. After three years, he returned... See full bio »


(age 79) in Chicago, Illinois, USA

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Youth Without Youth
Miss Christina
Sarpele Writer
The Bengali Night


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 2013 Miss Christina (novel)
 2007 Youth Without Youth (novella)
 1996 Eu sunt Adam! (short stories)
 1996 Sarpele (TV Movie) (novel)
 1992 Domnisoara Christina (novel "Domnisoara Christina")
 1988 The Bengali Night (novel)
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 2006 Great Romanians (TV Series documentary)
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Since the 1970s he has been criticized for his pre-war sympathies for the Iron Guard, a far right, antisemitic and fascist political organization that carried out brutal pogroms during WWII in Romania. See more »

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