Thursday, February 9, 2012

Review of the novel ''Maitreyi'' written by Mircea Eliade

I am definitely giving this book 5 stars. The style is soft, and yet sometimes cut-throat, just as we got used to find in Eliade's books. It is not classified as a tragedy, because the main character doesn't love, or sacrifice enough, for the love story to be called a tragedy.
He is an immutable egocentric, who from the beginning asks himself the question: "How can I be tied down into a marriage?! How can I lose my freedom??".
Thus, by the end of the book, even though one would think that he is in love with Maitreyi Devi, He leaves her, and tries to forget here as one would a lost cause.
Their love was never so great as to overcome the obstacles of themselves.

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