Youth Without Youth

  • Title: Youth Without Youth
  • Author: Mircea Eliade Francis Ford Coppola Mac Linscott Ricketts Matei Călinescu
  • ISBN: 9780226204154
  • Page: 139
  • Format: Paperback
  • Youth Without Youth Bucharest while Hitler gains power in Germany the Romanian police start arresting students they suspect of belonging to the Iron Guard Meanwhile a man who has spent his life studying languages
    Bucharest, 1938 while Hitler gains power in Germany, the Romanian police start arresting students they suspect of belonging to the Iron Guard Meanwhile, a man who has spent his life studying languages, poetry, and history a man who thought his life was over lies in a hospital bed, inexplicably alive and miraculously healthy, trying to figure out how to conceal his identiBucharest, 1938 while Hitler gains power in Germany, the Romanian police start arresting students they suspect of belonging to the Iron Guard Meanwhile, a man who has spent his life studying languages, poetry, and history a man who thought his life was over lies in a hospital bed, inexplicably alive and miraculously healthy, trying to figure out how to conceal his identity.

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    About Mircea Eliade Francis Ford Coppola Mac Linscott Ricketts Matei Călinescu


    1. Romanian born historian of religion, fiction writer, philosopher, professor at the University of Chicago, and one of the pre eminent interpreters of world religion in this century Eliade was an intensely prolific author of fiction and non fiction alike, publishing over 1,300 pieces over 60 years He earned international fame with LE MYTHE DE L TERNAL RETOUR 1949, The Myth of the Eternal Return , an interpretation of religious symbols and imagery Eliade was much interested in the world of the unconscious The central theme in his novels was erotic love.Bibliography


    511 Comments


    1. The ending of this book was perfect. My world was flipped upside down. I cannot even describe how important this book was. It is a must read for everyone. My world has changed.

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    2. When I saw the Coppola adaptation of this book I somewhat understood why the movie had received so many negative reviews: it was not the action-packed, World War II movie that it's setting might have lent itself towards. Instead, and in true fashion to Eliade's work, the movie dealt primarily with the metaphysical, spiritual, and even paranormal possibilities lurking behind every age, when the aging Romanian professor Dominic Matei is struck by lightning and suddenly rejuvenated, not just physic [...]

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    3. I have to go see the film now. It's a very interesting tale that leaves a lot to the imagination. I'd recommend reading it if you get a chance. There is an interesting case of serendipity in the book that I can tell you without giving anything away. I've read another book with a similar, but altogether different theme. It's called "The Confessions of Max Tivoli". This book is about a man who ages backwards. Also highly recommended by me. Anyway, in "Youth Without Youth", the man talks about anot [...]

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    4. "At a certain age, you can expect anything." This what a doctor tells Dominic Matei, the main character in this novella. A recent film based on this work recently marked the return of Francis Ford Coppola as a director. It would seem an odd choice for the director of "The Godfather" trilogy and "Apocalypse Now," but it represented a challenge - a motion picture depicting thought as much as action.Mircea Eliade, a scholar of comparative religion, tells the story of Matei, a scholar working with l [...]

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    5. Love story-ul mi se pare ca aduce cumva cu "Adam si Eva" [Rebreanu], doar ca usor mai fad. N-am avut curiozitatea de a vedea filmul lui Coppola si nu cred ca am pierdut nimic.

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    6. Especially important for anyone interested in the Great Work.

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    7. Postmodern puzzle. Not my cup of tea.

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    8. I just finished this book with a sense of "What the hell did I just read?". To call it diffuse would be to imply a weight it doesn't have; simply put, there is no there there. For a while I felt as though I was reading FLOWERS FOR ALGERNON, and what ho! the ending bore that feeling out. The story was so inconsequential that at times I wondered whether Eliade had scribbled it over the course of a weekend, or if he had fitfully and offhandedly written over a decade in his sparetime. The passage de [...]

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    9. I fell asleep with the TV switched on one evening and woke after midnight with the most compelling, mysterious and enigmatic film on. It was Eliade's Youth Without Youth and I was immediately drawn to buying the novel.I love this strange story about a professor who was struck by lightning and rather than killing him, the strike made him superhuman! A new breed was born! This was the most thought-provoking novel I ever read and if you are interested in philosophy and the philosophy of religion th [...]

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    10. Well if this doesn't show people the sheer awesomeness of Mircea Eliade and his pure genius then I don't know what will. This is a literary masterpiece. It's a novella you have to read in a life. It combines a lot of cultural, historical, ocult and theological stuff in less than 100 pages. For a normal reader the book seems very strange. It is indeed a book of mysteries.

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    11. surprisingly disappointing.

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    12. جستجوی جاودانگی

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    13. I am generally enthralled with Eliade's anthropological & religious studies, and have even read his Three Strange Tales with pleasure, but this novella is confused & lacking in cohesion.

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    14. بعد از کتاب متوسط شب‌های بنگال تجربه‌ی خوبی بود. حکایت حکایت مسخ شخصیت اصلی رمان هست. اما نگاه ایده‌آل‌یستی/هگلیستی الیاده کجا و نگاه بیهوده‌بین کافکا کجا

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    15. I enjoyed this strange, surreal story quite a bit. I admit, there were parts where it's not completely clear what's happening or why, but that still worked for me. It becomes clearer by the end, and there's an appealing, melancholic and mystical feeling to the whole thing that appeals to me.

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    16. This is the story of Dominic Matei, an old intellectual who has never finished his lifetime work. He was passionate about many subjects and he had the ambition to study his entire lifetime, until he started to lose his memory. That is the reason why he was in Bucharest, on the verge of committing suicide, when he was struck by lightning. Although Dominic was supposed to die, not only that he survived, but he was also getting younger. During his stay in the hospital, just like a newborn baby, he [...]

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    17. The copy I read was a collection of three Eliade novellas - The Cape, Youth Without Youth,and Nineteen Roses. The Cape was the first and weakest novella in this collection - 3 stars. It wasn't quite satire but it focused on the paranoia of an oppressive government that is always looking for plots and agitators. The main agents were portrayed as clueless and somewhat inept which gave it the hint of satire but it didn't really go too deep in this direction.Youth Without Youth was the second and ab [...]

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    18. I have alwasy been impressed by the way the Eliade speaks of his novels in his journals, which I loved, but I have never been able to read one. Now I have.It is a rather forced allegory of certain "Eliadesque" ideas about the eternal return and immortality - I no longer retain much detail about his books which were so important to the completion of so many undergraduate papers and so useful later to me as a teacher in trying to convey larger patterns of meaning about books I was teaching. There [...]

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    19. Entering into the realm of magical realism Eliade explores a philosophy of time. The narrator struck by lightning is given a "second chance" at life by a return to youth, a rejuvenation. Yet how he spends his life is less dictated by his own learnings from his first go-round and his older self's dispair at never completing his master work than it is by outside forces: nazi scientists that want to examine him, doctors and reporters who track him down, and a fear that he will be discovered.Eliade [...]

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    20. Eliade's novella is brisk and somewhat abstract, his philosophical concerns seeping through and obscuring the narrative at points. Then again the story isn't much of a story, but in a good Borgesian way. It concerns a man who has been struck by lightning (see Aira's An Episode in the Life of a Landscape Painter for more lightning) and his subsequent regression into youthfulness. He thinks about the past and reincarnation and is chased by Nazis, and in the end I'm not sure what to make of it all. [...]

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    21. As thought-piece, this is great. There's much to consider and discuss. As literature, though, it's lacking. It feels more like a treatment for the movie it became than an actual work of fiction (although I doubt Eliade was thinking 'movie' when he wrote it). It doesn't take long to read, though, so I'd recommend it for people interested in a philosophical exercise with Time.

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    22. Three novellas by Mircea Eliade in his own unique genre of literature fantastique, full of mythological themes, philosophical explorations, and camouflaged meaning. Best are Youth Without Youth and Nineteen Roses.

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    23. Saw the new Coppola film based off of it and thought it was brilliant. Am eager to see what the book is like!

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    24. a pulpy novel of ideas by orientalist/religious studies pioneer. imagine allowing your tibetan buddhist studies to fantasize in a indiana jones melieu. fun, thought-provoking, slight.

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    25. Novella in which Francis Ford Coppola's new movie is based upon.

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    26. Absolutely brilliant, fantastical novel with autobiographic motives.

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    27. Great read but Borges would have written the story in less than 10 pages. However, Eliade is one of my most beloved writers

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    28. Always enjoyed the works of Eliade and this one is no exception. Great think piece around philosophy, philosophy of time and religion.

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    29. interesting tale by another romanian

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    30. A really interesting philosophical novel. Yes, I read it because I loved the movie, but the novel has other dimensions that only work in prose. Recommended for those who like to think.

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