Dictionary of the Khazars (Male Edition)

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Dictionary of the Khazars (Male Edition) Fiction
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Wrritten in two versions, male and female, which are identical save for seventeen crucial lines, Dictionary is the imaginary book of knowledge of the Khazars, a peoplewho 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 more.

Editorial Reviews

Available in slightly differing ``male'' and ``female'' editions, the narrative purports to be the historical record of the Khazars, a fictional Indo-European tribe that vanished in the 10th century. ``Pavic is a 20th-century Scheherazade,'' acknowledged PW . ``Readers who are intrigued by literary conundrums will enjoy entering this magical world with Pavic as their guide.'' (Oct.) Copyright 1989 Cahners Business Information.

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