BOOKS OF THE WEEK - 31St July 2015
Seiobo There Below
by : Laszlo Krasznahorkai
About the Book :
"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 Italianrenaissance 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 usacross the world and through time, covering the furthest reaches of human experience, Krasznahorkai demands that we pause and askourselves 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 ofBest Translated Book of the Year Award 2014 Translated by Ottilie Mulzet"
About the Author :
"Laszlo 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 ofResistance.
ISBN : 9781781255988 Price : Rs. 699.00