Seiobo There Below

Author(s): Laszlo Krasznahorkai

Fiction

Seiobo -- a Japanese goddess -- has a peach tree in her garden that blossoms once every three thousand years: its fruit brings immortality. In Seiobo There Below, we see her returning again and again to mortal realms, searching for a glimpse of perfection. Beauty, in Krasznahorkai's new novel, reflects, however fleetingly, the sacred -- even if we are mostly unable to bear it. Seiobo shows us an ancient Buddha being restored; Perugino managing his workshop; a Japanese Noh actor rehearsing; a fanatic of Baroque music lecturing a handful of old villagers; tourists intruding into the rituals of Japan's most sacred shrine; a heron hunting.... Over these scenes and more -- structured by the Fibonacci sequence -- Seiobo hovers, watching it all.

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Laszlo Krasznahorkai was born in Gyula, Hungary in 1954. He has won numerous international literary awards and his works have been translated into many languages. Ottilie Mulzet is a literary critic and translator of Hungarian. New Directions published her translation of Krasznahorkai's Animalinside.

General Fields

  • : 9780811219679
  • : New Directions Publishing Corporation
  • : New Directions Publishing Corporation
  • : July 2013
  • : 201mm X 135mm X 33mm
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Laszlo Krasznahorkai
  • : Hardback
  • : 894.51134
  • : 440