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Quote from: jenkins<3 on December 14, 2013, 01:50:24 PMrichard powersi wonder what his prose is like.
QuoteA novel in 17 episodes, Seiobo There Below explores our insatiable desire to be loved, to achieve transcendence through any means, and to glimpse, however fleetingly, the sacred—and why we continually fail in our attempts to attain satisfaction. A kind of counterweight to Krasznahorkai's other works so far available in English, which deal in madness and melancholy, Seiobo There Below is my favorite of the five and a major achievement for its author, its translator, and its editor.
QuoteI reviewed Seiobo There Below for The Coffin Factory earlier this year, and now can only say that even among Krasznahorkai's already magnificent oeuvre, this is a novel with very few rivals.
QuoteSeiobo There Below is a colossal work that stands on its own, seemingly outside of time. Otherwise known for his dark, apocalyptic visions, Krasznahorkai has pushed himself to the limits of the imagination in this extraordinary study on the nature of the sacred in art and civilization. As the protagonists of these short works of incantatory prose search for a higher meaning in art, they stumble over a luminous immanence they can barely countenance.
Quote from: jenkins<3 on December 24, 2013, 01:05:24 AMare you reading it in primary language?
Quote from: jenkins<3 on December 24, 2013, 02:33:28 AMwhat's your reading language?
QuotePerhaps we all lose our sense of reality to the precise degree to which we are engrossed in our own work, and perhaps that is why we see in the increasing complexity of our mental constructs a means for greater understanding, even while intuitively we know that we shall never be able to fathom the imponderables that govern our course through life.