Waiting for the Dawn

Mircea Eliade in Perspective

edited by Davíd Carrasco and Jane M. Law

 "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."
—Lindsay Jones


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).

Davíd Carrasco is director of the Moses Mesoamerican Archive, professor of history of religions at Harvard University, editor of UPC's Mesoamerican Worlds series and editor-in-chief of The Oxford Encyclopedia of Mesoamerican Cultures. His works include Mesoamerica's Classic Heritage, Moctezuma's Mexico, Waiting for the Dawn, Aztec Ceremonial Landscapes, Quetzalcoatl and the Irony of Empire (UPC), and City of Sacrifice: The Aztec Empire and the Role of Violence in Civilization (Beacon).

Imprint: University Press of Colorado

Book Details

  • Paperback Price: $23.95
  • Paperback ISBN: 978-0-87081-239-2
  • Publication Year: 2009
  • Discount Type: Short
  • Author: edited by Davíd Carrasco and Jane M. Law
  • ECommerce Code: 978-0-87081-239-2