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Fantasy of Eternal Youth

Fantasy of Eternal YouthFantasy of Eternal Youth

A fantasy novella by Romanian author Mircea Eliade is available in Persian.

The book, “Youth Without Youth,” written in 1976, has been translated by Farhad Bigdelou and published by Nimaj Publication, Mehr News Agency reported.

It follows the life of Dominic Matei, an elderly Romanian intellectual who experiences a cataclysmic event that allows him to live a new life with startling intellectual capacity.

The story occurs in Bucharest, the capital of Romania in 1938, one year before the outbreak of World War II.

 It is about an old man who has spent his life studying languages, poetry and history.

Thinking his life is over, the old man lies in a hospital bed but miraculously gets young. Then he tries to figure out how to conceal his identity.

In 2007, the book was adapted into a film by American film director Francis Ford Coppola.

Eliade (1907-1986), born in Romania, is well known for his fictional and autobiographical works and his extensive mythological research. The prolific writer, historian and philosopher was fluent in five languages (Romanian, French, German, Italian, and English) and had reading knowledge of three others (Hebrew, Persian and Sanskrit).

 

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