confronted with different structures of (sacred and mythological) space, different qualities of time, and more specifically by a considerable number of strange, unfamiliar, and enigmatic worlds of meaning" ( Two Strange Talesxiii).
Eliade's work extended the range of Romanian conceptions of the fantastic from popular escape to mythic survival, addressing the nature of the trans-human plane of absolute realities from which ideas of truth, meaning, significance, and the observations of science, myth, and fantasy emerge. His contribution to the genre in both theory and practice is immense and certainly deserving of a wider English- speaking audience.
Calinescu Matei. "The Fantastic and Its Interpretation in Mircea Eliade's Later Novellas" in Youth Without Youth and Other Novellas by Mircea Eliade. Columbus: Ohio State Univ. Press, 1988.
Eliade Mircea. Two Strange Tales. Boston: Shambhala, 1986.
-----. Myth and Reality. New York: Harper and Row, 1963.
-----. "No Souvenirs", Journal 1957- 1969. New York: Harper and Row, 1977, (entry of 1 January 1960, p. 84.)