Monday, February 18, 2008
Found via a tip from Seth. A thinly veiled stand-in for Eliade himself named Dominic Matei is a remarkable scholar whose work is unfinished. He finds himself near exhaustion and death at age 60, and resolves to commit suicide instead of facing the shame of inadequate academic immortality. On the way to do so he is struck by lightning and magically rejuvenated into a 30-year old dude with superhuman memory.
A pleasant fable in the tradition of Borges, Machen, or Dion Fortune. Soon to be a film by Francis Ford Coppola.