"Waiting for the Dawn is an authentic portrait of how Eliade wanted to be known and seen in America: as a teacher close to colleagues and students, listening and discussing—engaged—Waiting for the Dawn."
—Charles H. Long
"Readers will discover his literary side and the fascinating entanglements of his academic and literary imaginations . . . no book about Eliade is more adept in showing the tensions between those two phases of his work."
First published in 1991, Waiting for the Dawn is the result of a year-long interdisciplinary study of Mircea Eliade’s scholarly, literary, and autobiographical works which took place at the University of Colorado in 1982. With a preface by Davíd Carrasco that takes into account recent developments in Eliade scholarship, this important work is back in print after renewed interest in Eliade thanks to Francis Ford Coppola’s screen adaptation Youth without Youth (2007).