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Symbolism, the Sacred and the Arts - Mircea Eliade

Symbolism, the Sacred and the Arts

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Published: 19th December 1992
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Major work is distinguished by an intensity of inspiration and an overwhelming sense of personal vision. This merging of inspiration and vision permits the creation of a classic oeuvre whose creator is deemed to be a 'master of his craft, ' or perhaps better, 'a seminal mind.' Such is the work of the historian of religious, Mirceas Eliade. In his lifelong quest to understand the presence of the Sacred throughout human history, Eliade has been fascinated by two central themes: Creation and Time.

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introduction
The Scholar as Artist, Critic, and Poetp. xi
Theories of Symbolismp. 1
The Symbolism of Shadows in Archaic Religionp. 3
Cultural Fashions and the History of Religionsp. 17
Survivals and Camouflages of Mythsp. 32
Art and the Sacredp. 53
Divinities: Art and the Divinep. 55
Masks: Mythical and Ritual Originsp. 64
Reflections on Indian Artp. 72
The Sacred and the Modern Artistp. 81
A Dialogue with Marc Chagallp. 86
Why Have We Become So Anxious?p. 86
Beauty and Faithp. 91
Brancusi and Mythologyp. 93
Sites of the Sacredp. 103
Sacred Architecture and Symbolismp. 105
Barabudur, the Symbolic Templep. 130
From the Portuguese Journal, 1941-1944p. 143
Literature and the Sacredp. 149
Folkloric Themes and Artistic Creationsp. 151
Marthe Bibesco and the Meeting of Eastern and Western Literaturep. 154
Eugene Ionesco and "The Nostalgia for Paradise"p. 164
Literary Imagination and Religious Structurep. 171
Bibliographyp. 178
Photographic Creditsp. 180
Indexp. 181
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ISBN: 9780826406187
ISBN-10: 0826406181
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 19th December 1992
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.96 x 15.6  x 1.32
Weight (kg): 0.32
Edition Type: New edition