A Garden in This Wretched World: On László Krasznahorkai’s “A Mountain to the North, a Lake to the South, Paths to the West, a River to the East”

November 26, 2022 EVERY WORK OF ART entails a journey, not necessarily in its essence but in its creation: a search by an artist or artist to discover how to tell their story, to develop their idea, to convey their emotion, to display their vision; a search for the apposite, if not the perfect, combination … Read more

East meets West

The series of meetings that took place outside Beijing in September 1793 between Emperor Qianlong of the Qing Great State and George Macartney, envoy from George III, did not go well. Macartney’s insistence that full respect be shown to his monarch ruffled Manchu feathers, and the emperor’s categorical refusal to make trade or diplomatic concessions … Read more