The Leading eBooks Store Online 4,385,058 members ⚫ 1,459,539 ebooks

New to eBooks.com?

Learn more

Seiobo There Below

Seiobo There Below by Laszlo Krasznahorkai
Not for sale in
your country
US$ 9.31
(If any tax is payable it will be calculated and shown at checkout.)

Winner of the 2015 Man Booker International Prize

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

Translated by Ottilie Mulzet

Profile Books; May 2015
ISBN 9781782831884
Read online, or download in secure EPUB
Title: Seiobo There Below
Author: Laszlo Krasznahorkai; Ottilie Mulzet
 
Subject categories
ISBNs
1782831886
9781781255117
9781782831884

This edition is not for sale in your country. Here are some titles that might be what you're after...