Seiobo There Below

Seiobo There Below (Paperback)

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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.

Product Details ISBN-10: 0811219674
ISBN-13: 9780811219679
Published: New Directions Publishing Corporation, 09/01/2013
Pages: 440
Language: English