Dictionary of the Khazars: A Lexicon Novel - Female Edition
Publish date: November 5th 1988
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, Historical Fiction
, Literary Fiction
, 20th Century
, Magical Realism
, Serbian Literature
Just started reading it again, inspired by both the cover of the French reedition coming out this October (gorgeous!) and by Lea Silhol's hieratically beautiful short story featuring the Khazars and their relationship to religions, "La Faveur de la Nuit" (in [b:Avant l'Hiver, Architectonique des Cla...
Lets imagine that an ancient civilisation disappeared and all the evidence you had to reconstruct them and their way of life, were three fragmentary dictionaries, each written from a different religious perspective by those who had contact with that civilisation at that time. You could never underst...
Ovo bi trebalo da je vrhunsko dostignuće naše postmoderne. Žao mi je što se ne mogu složiti s tim. Koliko god se trudila, ne uspevam da prevaziđem vrstu šarlatanstva i prodavanja magle koju prepoznajem kod Pavića, da ne govorim o recikliranju i prepakovanju tuđih ideja. Iako jedinstveno u našoj knji...
I'm disappointed with this book. It looks so fascinating and then it's just... random. I did enjoy the parts about early Slavic writing, Constantine & Methodius, etc., since those are things I am familiar with and I rarely encounter them outside of class, but large parts of this book I think I ended...
This book is like a game of "Remember, Remember". Read the lexicon entries in any order you like, and pay close attention, to connect them by matching up the details you spotted in another context. Who played an instrument made of white tortoiseshell? Who laved his mistress’s breasts with his beard ...
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