Dictionary of the Khazars: A Lexicon Novel in 100,000 Words
Author: Milorad Pavic
Translator: Christina Pribicevic-Zoric
Publication date: 1989
Number of pages: 338
Format / Quality: PDF
Size: 6,62 Mb
A dictionary is a book that, while requiring little time every day, takes a lot of time through the years.” So noted Milorad Pavic in his all-absorbing Dictionary of the Khazars (1982). This was no plain historical work about a vanquished 10th-century Caspian race. Subtitled “a lexicon novel in 100,000 words” it is divided into three sections, each arranged as a reference work, one over-lapping with another so that time and space take further, even limitless twists across hundreds of years. It incorporates fable, myth, romance, a sabre manual, etymology, science, lute music, history – and purported history.