Dictionary Of The Khazars (f) by Milorad PavicDictionary Of The Khazars (f) by Milorad Pavic

Dictionary Of The Khazars (f)

byMilorad Pavic

Paperback | October 28, 1989

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A national bestseller, Dictionary of the Khazars was cited by The New York Times Book Review as one of the best books of the year. Written in two versions, male and female (both available in Vintage International), which are identical save for seventeen crucial lines, Dictionary is the imaginary book of knowledge of the Khazars, a people who flourished somewhere beyond Transylvania between the seventh and ninth centuries. Eschewing conventional narrative and plot, this lexicon novel combines the dictionaries of the world's three major religions with entries that leap between past and future, featuring three unruly wise men, a book printed in poison ink, suicide by mirrors, a chimerical princess, a sect of priests who can infiltrate one's dreams, romances between the living and the dead, and much more.
Milorad Pavić was a much loved writer, specializing in poetry, short stories, and literary histories. Pavić was born in Serbia. His works have gained acclaim worldwide, with translations of his titles existing in over thirty languages.  Pavić  was not only popular in his native Serbia, he also reached great acclaim in South America and...
Title:Dictionary Of The Khazars (f)Format:PaperbackDimensions:354 pages, 8.4 × 4.9 × 0.9 inPublished:October 28, 1989Publisher:Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group

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ISBN - 10:067972754X

ISBN - 13:9780679727545

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Somewhere on the borders of what is now Russia, in the late 9th century A.D., the great Khan, ruler of the Khazars, summons the three leading scholars to determine which religion--Christian, Jewish, Moslem--his people will adopt. The tribe is utterly destroyed in the immediate aftermath of this event.

Editorial Reviews

"All its delights...the structural novelty and the comic inventiveness of the imagery...[are] an ebullient and generous celebration of the reading experience."-- The New York Times Book Review"As with Borges or Garcia Marquez...[Pavic] knows how to support his textual legerdemain with superb portrait miniatures and entrancing anecdotes." -- Washington Post Book WorldTranslated from the Serbo-Croatianby Christina Pribicevic-Zoric