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Dictionary of the Khazars (F) (Vintage International)

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ISBN10: 067972754x
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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.

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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.

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David Einar, September 22, 2011 (view all comments by David Einar)
A beautifully written book about the search for the source of unification of an ancient people, this book was written in Yugoslavia shortly before it shattered into numerous bloody pieces.
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connie wright, September 3, 2011 (view all comments by connie wright)
This is one of the most interesting books that I have ever read, and that's saying a lot considering I used to manage a bookstore! This is not the sort of book that you can write a nice, easy blurb about. There are stories within stories, without being confusing, which is no small feat and I wish that the book had never ended.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780679727545
Translator:
Pribichevich-Zoric, Christina
Author:
Pribichevich-Zoric, Christina
Author:
Pavic, Milorad
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Khazars
Subject:
Khazars -- Fiction.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
fiction;novel;literature;20th century;postmodern;religion;serbia;judaism;dictionary;metafiction;serbian literature;balkans;fantasy;serbian;islam;christianity;classic;historical fiction;yugoslavia;serbo-croatian;khazars
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage International (Paperback)
Series Volume:
0000
Publication Date:
19891031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
354
Dimensions:
8.4 x 4.9 x 0.8 in 0.8 lb

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"Synopsis" by , 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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