Dictionary of the Khazars



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.Dictionary of the Khazars

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  • Hardcover
  • 338 pages
  • Dictionary of the Khazars
  • Milorad Pavić
  • English
  • 13 April 2017
  • 0394571835

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  1. says:

    Dictionary of the Khazars Right on the title page prospective readers are informed there are two, nearly identical, editions of this book MALE and FEMALE authors caps We are also alerted, warned even, that ONE PARAGRAPH again, author s caps is critically different in each edition As both editions are now available in English, Serbian author Milorad Pavi and or his publisher conclude this mini preamble with these words The choice is yours Quizzically quaint in that I see not only o Dictionary of the Khazars Right on the title page prospective readers are informed there are two, nearly identical, editions of this book MALE and FEMALE authors caps We are also alerted, warned even, that ONE PARAGRAPH again, author s caps is critically different in each edition As both editions are now available in English, Serbian author Milorad Pavi and or his publisher conclude this mini preamble with these words The choice is yours Quizzically quaint in that I see not only one but three choices a reader can make 1 which edition to read 2 to search or not to search for that ONE PARAGRAPH 3 once found or not found, the amount of importance ascribed to said single paragraph this lexicon novel is well over three hundred pages Additionally, manychoices could unravel depending upon a reader s decisions What does all this bring to mind The children s gamebooks, Choose Your Own Adventure, or, perhaps Jorge Luis Borges labyrinths or Umberto Eco s literary puzzl...

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    ForwardDictionary of the Khazars is a work of fiction written by Milorad Pavic relating to the factual khanate of the Khazars, the actual, yet debatable and certainly obscure, conversion of the Khazars to Judaism and the mysterious remnants of the Khazar civilisation ChristianityWorld religion to which the Khazars did not convert to Christian sources form one part of the potentially annoying Dictionary of the Khazars.ConversionProcess of change from one state to another typically underg ForwardDictionary of the Khazars is a work of f...

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    What a mad wild swirling cocktail of a book Suicide, the children s definition The soda fountain concoction that results when you when you mix a little of every flavor in one big cup.Imagine such a slushy stir of Italo Calvino, Angela Carter, Jorge Luis Borges, Umberto Eco, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, David Mitchell, Jan Potocki, and a healthy slug of Sheharazade.The Facts In the 8th Century the semi nomadic Khazars sat at the East West tollbooth junction o...

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    Dictionary of the Khazars is a heap of a novel or, probably, even a mountain everything religion, mythology, history, mysticism, faith, beliefs and superstitions are packed in a huge pile and every reader must sort it out one s own way.Avram Brankovich s second, younger son was at the time stretched out somewhere in Bachka behind a motley stove built like a church, and he was suffering It was rud that the devil had pissed on him and that the child would get up at night, flee from the hou Dictionary of the Khazars is a heap of a novel or, probably, even a mountain everything religion, mythology, history, mysticism, faith, beliefs and superstitions are packed in a huge pile and every reader must sort it out one s own way.Avram Brankovich s second, younger son was at the time stretched out somewhere in Bachka behind a motley stove built like a church, and he was suffering It was rud that the devil had pissed on him and that the child would get up at night, flee from the house, and clean the streets For at night Mora sucked him, she nibbled at his heels, ...

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    B A town on the Montenegrin coast, pop 13,000 According to Stephanus of Byzantium, writing in the 6th century CE, Budva was founded by Cadmus, the grandson of Poseidon and first king of Thebes, who had journeyed up the coast in his old age with his wife Harmonia Inhabited for at least 2,500 years, Budva is one of the oldest settlements on the Adriatic, and the centre of Montenegro s small but important tourist industry It was here in 2007 that Warwick bought a copy of Dictionary of the B A town on the Montenegrin coast, pop 13,000 Accor...

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    5 minutes ago some customer at my job proceeded to tell me about an episode of Doctor Phil he saw where an obese women lost weight by smoking crack this is the third time today this man has told me this story Then he saw this book on my desk and said Oh god, you re not really into that stuff are you I don t know what he assumed this book was about, I just finished it and I m still not quite sure what it s about but it was great, that much I know Apparently what ever he thought it was ab 5 mi...

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    I am doing a project in which I read all 1001 of the 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die as stated by a book in this stupid and arbitrary series of different stuff you have to do before you die It is dumb and I will never finish it, but now that I started, I am pretty set on continuing.The thing that makes it the most dumb is that these books are chosen by someone who has like, really different taste from me I hated Naked Lunch Now I plan to pretty much hate this book, but I guess it I am doing a project in which I read all 1001 of the 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die as stated by a book in this stupid and arbitrary series of different stuff you have to do before you die It is dumb and I will never finish it, but now that I started, I am pretty set on continuing.The thing that makes it the most dumb is that these books are chosen by someone who has like, really different taste from me I hated Naked Lunch Now I plan to pretty much hate this book, but I guess it could always surprise me I had this therapist once who was like Why are you always doing hard stuff that you don t like instead of stuff that you are good at and enjoy The fact that I am doing this project signals to me that therapy has failed.Update Due to my unwillingness to quit this book as well as my stubborn refusal to make any progress in it, I have now basically given up reading Houston, we are at ...

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    I adore this book I have the impression to live at Renaissance time It is an encyclopaedic project or the imagination competes for it in the reality An esth te pleasure for gentilhomme It should be sold in japon paper cover by calf pure leather, title in gold leaf I have well on bought from the time the male version If I compared to female version, I did not find that the 17 lines of difference changed so much this book.I remember the writer during the TV program Apostrophe A small discre I adore this book I have the impression to live at Renaissance time It is an encyclopaedic project or the imagination competes for it in the reality An esth te pleasure for gentilhomme It should be sold in japon paper cover by calf pure leather, title in gold leaf I have well on bought from the time the male version If I compared to female version, I did not find that the 17 lines of difference changed so much this book.I remember the writer during ...

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    On DictionariesThis novel isn t the single dictionary its title suggests In fact, it contains three separate dictionaries, although they areencyclopaedias or encyclopaedic dictionaries Even then, they don t purport to be complete or comprehensive Each dictionary in thismosaic portraitconsists of only 14, 15 or 16 entries Of these, only four appear in all three dictionaries Ateh, Khagan, Khazars, and Khazar Polemic.The only characteristic that justifies the use of the termdictio On DictionariesThis novel isn t the single dictionary its title suggests In fact, it contains three separate dictionaries, although they areencyclopaedias or encyclopaedic dictionaries Even then, they don t purport to be complete or co...

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    Recommended to me after I d talked up Mark Z Danielewski s House of Leaves, this book could be, and often has been, cited as one of Danielewski s predecessors It s one of those books you could spend a whole year with, unpacking it, taking notes, analyzing and cross referencing, or you could just read and enjoy.The book is divided into three dictionaries focused around exploring The Khazar Polemic, a fictionalized account of the mass conversion of the Khazar people in which the representatives Recommended to me after I d talked up Mark Z Danielewski s House of Leaves, this book could be, and often has been, cited as one of Danielewski s predecessors It s one of those books you could spend a whole year with, unpacking it, taking notes, analyzing and cross referencing, or you could just read and enjoy.The book is divided into three dictionaries focused around exploring The Khazar Polemic, a fictionalized account of the mass conversion of the Khazar people in which the representatives of the three Abrahamic faiths, Christianity, Islam and Judaism, were called to co...

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