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Dictionary of the Khazars (Male Edition) - Milorad Pavić, Christina Pribichevich-Zoric
Dictionary of the Khazars (Male Edition)
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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... show more
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.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780679724612 (0679724613)
Publisher: Vintage
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
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psycheinhell
psycheinhell rated it
5.0 Dictionary of the Khazars (Male Edition)
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...
Bookivorous
Bookivorous rated it
4.5 Intricate, spellbinding, wholly original.
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...
Weltschmerz
Weltschmerz rated it
2.0 Dictionary of the Khazars: A Lexicon Novel in 100,000 Words (Male Edition)
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...
tricours
tricours rated it
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...
Books by the Lake
Books by the Lake rated it
4.0 Dictionary of the Khazars: A Lexicon Novel in 100,000 Words
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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