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DICTIONARY OF THE KHAZARS : A Lexicon Novel in 100,000 Words (Male Edition) by  Milorad; (Translated from the Serbo-Croatian By Christina Pribicevic Zoric) Pavic - Paperback - First Edition, 16th Printing - 1989 - from 100 POCKETS and

DICTIONARY OF THE KHAZARS : A Lexicon Novel in 100,000 Words (Male Edition)

by Pavic, Milorad; (Translated from the Serbo-Croatian By Christina Pribicevic Zoric)

Condition: Very Good/None as Issued

New York, NY: Vintage Books/Random House, 1989. Text/NEW & Bright w/small ink smudge to 2nd title page, and slight lean to spine. Illustrated softcover/VG; sound w/trace shelfwear & faint creasing to lower front corner. 1984 debut novel, and of immediate international success, from Serbian novelist, poet, short story writer, and literary historian Milorad Pavic (1929 - 2009). This lexicon-format novel follows the story of the semi-fictional tribe known as the Khazars. In it, the Great Khan of the Khazars has a dream that defies interpretation. In search of elucidation the Khan he summons scholars of the world's three great religions --- a Christian, a Jew and a Muslim. He challenges the three to interpret his dream with the promise all Khazars will convert to that religion which provides the most convincing explanation. The intense labor of the three scholars result in 3 three dictionaries: one Christian, one Jewish and one Muslim. This trilogy presents three different versions of the story, and in effec, produces the novel itself. . First Edition, 16th Printing. Soft Cover. Very Good/None as Issued.

Dictionary of the Khazars: A Lexicon Novel is the first novel by Serbian writer Milorad Pavić, published in 1984. Originally written in Serbian, the novel has been translated into many languages. It was first published in English by Knopf, New York in 1988.


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