Saturday, February 16, 2008
Eliade is one of those writers who makes me feel I know next to nothing. A religious scholar and linguist, a novelist and art critic, Eliade covers fertile ground in these short essays about symbolism, pagan elements resurgent in Christianity, Eugene Ionesco and Mark Chagall and Constantin Brancusi. I might know very little in comparison to Eliade, but I can read his vast oeuvre. Marthe Bibesco is perhaps the coolest thing I learned about here.