Seiobo There Below

Laszlo Krasznahorkai, translated by Ottilie Mulzet
AUD $19.99
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One of Laszlo Krasznahorkai's finest novels available in stunning redesigned paperback.

Beauty, in Laszlo 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.

Author bio:

L.szl. Krasznahorkai was born in Gyula, Hungary, in 1954. He has written five novels and won numerous prizes, including the International Man Booker Prize 2015, 2013 Best Translated Book Award in Fiction for Satantango, and 1993 Best Book of the Year Award in Germany for The Melancholy of Resistance.

For more about Krasznahorkai, visit his extensive website: http://www.krasznahorkai.hu/.

Category: Literary fiction
ISBN: 9781781255117
Awards: Winner 2015 International Man Booker Prize 0
Publisher: Profile Books
Imprint: Tuskar Rock
Pub Date: June 2016
Page Extent: 464
Format: Paperback - B format
Age: 0 - 0
Subject: Literary fiction

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