Seiobo there below
|Format:||Print Book 2013|
|Availability:||Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies|
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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|Publisher|| New York :New Directions Book,2013
|Other Titles|| Seiobo járt odalent.
"Originally published in Hungarian as Seiobo járt odalent in 2008"--Title page verso.
451 pages ; 21 cm
|ISBN||9780811219679 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0811219674 (pbk. : alk. paper)