Seiobo There Below
Beauty, in László Krasznahorkai's new novel, reflects, however fleeting, the sacred ¬even if we are mostly unable to bear it....
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- Author Laszlo Krasznahorkai
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Beauty, in László Krasznahorkai's new novel, reflects, however fleeting,
the sacred ¬even if we are mostly unable to bear it. In Seiobo There
Below we see the Japanese goddess Seiobo returning to mortal realms in
search of perfection. An ancient Buddha being restored; the Italian
renaissance painter Perugino managing his workshop; a Japanese Noh actor
rehearsing; a fanatic of Baroque music lecturing to a handful of old
villagers; tourists intruding into the rituals of Japan's most sacred
shrine; a heron as it gracefully hunts its prey. Told in chapters that
sweep us across the world and through time, covering the furthest
reaches of human experience, Krasznahorkai demands that we pause and ask
ourselves these questions: What is sacred? How do we define beauty?
What makes great art endure? Melancholic and mesmerisingly beautiful,
this latest novel by the author of Satantango shows us how to glimpse
the divine through extraordinary art and human endeavour. Winner of Best
Translated Book of the Year Award 2014 .
About the AuthorLászló Krasznahorkai was born in Gyula, Hungary, in 1954. He has written five novels and won numerous prizes, including the 2013 Best Translated Book Award in Fiction for Satantango. In 1993, he won the Best Book of the Year Award in Germany for The Melancholy of Resistance.