MILORAD PAVIC, KHAZAR DICTIONARY. Hazarski Recnik (Belgrade: Prosveta, , pp.) Milorad Pavid’s Khazar Dictionary is currently one of the most. Read story Milorad Pavic Hazarski Recnik by quimomehi with 0 reads. download. Milorad Pavic Hazarski Recnik milorad pavic hazarski recnik Milorad Pavic Hazarski Recnik Download Mirror: Reply. Show more.
|Published (Last):||22 April 2007|
|PDF File Size:||18.96 Mb|
|ePub File Size:||17.85 Mb|
|Price:||Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]|
Written in two versions, male and female both available in Vintage Internationalwhich are identical save for seventeen crucial lines, Dictionary is the imaginary book of knowledge of the Khazars, a people who flourished somewhere beyond Tra.
Written in two versions, male and female both available in Vintage Internationalwhich 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. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.
Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Written in two versions, male and female both available in Vintage Internationalwhich are identical save for seventeen crucial lines, Dictionary is the imaginary book of knowledge of the Khazars, a people who flourished somewhere beyond Tra 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.
Published by Dereta first published To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
What’s the difference of Male Edition and Female Edition? Are they the same book? David Casperson This answer contains spoilers… view spoiler [They are different.
To the best of my knowledge they differ in only one crucial “present day” entry. Should I read this book in its Kindle format? Does it contain any elements that might be lost in the conversion particular line formatting, color, high-resolution pictures, etc. Liz I’ve never read anything on Kindle. As far as I know, it should work fine in any format, as long as Kindle or whatever you read it on still has the …more I’ve never read anything on Kindle.
As far as I know, it should work fine in any format, as long as Kindle or whatever you read it on still has the illustrations. But, with a book of this type, I would suggest getting the hard copy just because it adds so much to the surreal mysterious atmosphere, which I think would be lost if you tried to read it on a computer screen.
Lists with This Book. I really wanted to like this book because its esoteric subject sounded awesome, but honestly I knew that I was in trouble when I read the words “eschewing conventional narrative and plot” on the back cover.
I’m pretty fond of “conventional narrative and plot,” actually. They’ve been working pretty well for storytelling for quite a while now, and they’re good enough for me. The narration really was all over the place and my inability milorrad tie the threads together p I really wanted to like this book because its esoteric subject sounded awesome, but honestly I knew that I was in trouble when I hzarski the words “eschewing conventional narrative and plot” on the back cover.
The narration really was all over the place and my inability to tie the threads together put me off the whole thing. I made it to page Dupe ne bih obrisao sa ovim!
More an encyclopedia than a dictionary or lexicon, this is a “novel” in only the loosest sense of the word. The Khazars were a real people about which very little is known. Pavic has taken the legends of the Khazars and created a male and female version of his encyclopedia I read the female.
It is divided into three parts, red, green, and yellow, Christian, Islamic, and Hebrew versions, respectively. Each discusses the Khazar Polemic, wherein the Khazar leader, the kaghan, invited representati More an encyclopedia than a dictionary or lexicon, this is a “novel” in only the loosest sense of the word. Each discusses the Khazar Polemic, wherein the Khazar leader, the kaghan, invited representatives from each of the three religions to interpret a dream; based on their responses, he would chose the religion that the Khazars would convert.
There are three historical timeframes represented, the 9th century, the 17th century, and current day. One critic writes that Pavic “keeps one reading at first for the moment to moment amusement of his richly embroidered surface, and then with the perverse obsession to discover if there is any foundation whatsoever to the history of the Khazars. What is interesting and arresting the first time pales by the third read.
And for this reader, it was clear from the beginning that this was no novel, that there was no plot and no dialog, that the meanderings would continue from page to page, that no truths would be discovered about what happened to the Khazars. This is not a book for general readers; it may be fascinating to those who are interested in this period in time or this region another critical paper postulates that Pavic’s “Dictionary” is a model for the dissolution of the Yugoslav state.
Гимназија “Вељко Петровић” – Сомбор – Home page
You have to be in a certain frame of mind to read this book; you hazarsoi to have patience; it begs the reader’s good will. This is metafiction, which some people contend is the next gimic in fiction. A blurb on the back cover hazarskj Pavic to Borges yep and with Garcia Marquez nope ; as with Borges, the reader has to be prepared to walk away from the book with very little understanding; this is no Garcia Marguez – he can tell milorqd ripping good story!
I loved the concept – a defunct group of people the Khazars who many years ago were converted to one of three major religions, but which one? The Christians, The Jews and The Muslims are all sure that the Khazars converted to their religion due to the clever arguments put forth by their particular holy man and the intervention of the Princess Ateh who added her voice to the debate at the crucial point in time.
What then follows is a book in three parts well 4 I guess including the final bit which can be read either straight through, or, rather more interestingly, rather like a dictionary. Each religion has similar thoughts on the history of the time but each has their own slant, and, as a reader you can jump through the texts following your interest in various people pqvic learning what each of the three different texts has to offer.
It’s quite an intriguing way to write a book and it would have worked for me if it wasn’t for the fact that the three books themselves were so unremittingly bizarre. And when I say bizarre, I mean, absolutely, off the wall, wtf are you talking about? I like my weirdness in controlled doses, when it gets too much I find my enjoyment slipping milorxd this whole book was an exercise in jumping the shark at fairly much every rfcnik.
As such I had to force my way through – if this pagic been a book I would never have finished it. So my rating is 1 star for my enjoyment.
I disliked it, but it wasn’t offensive so I didn’t hate it, and I gave it an extra half star for the entertaining way it was presented. The content meant I didn’t like what was on offer but it was really a rather unique way of writing a book. I couldn’t do it.
Too much for me. Some fine writing but the content was too obscure. Back to Enid Blyton. I liked the idea of a book about the Khazars. I liked the idea of a book that presents three vastly different viewpoints of the same thing. But I did not at all like this book. The entries were baffling, various parts story, riddle, and pseudo-philosophy.
Whenever I had time to read I found myself doing other little things – anything, really – in order to avoid having to once again open this book. I wanted to like it, I tried to like it, it failed to be likable. This book is tedious Maria rated it did not like it Jun 18, Stefan Milic rated it did not like it Jun 05, Kate rated it did not like it Jun 16, Ivana rated it did not like it Dec 03, Maja rated it did not like it Nov 27, Aglaja Ivanovna rated it did not like it Mar 12, Jelisaveta rated it did not like it Feb 13, Jelena Dilber rated it did not hazarsji it Jan 26, Anica rated it did not like it Jul 11, Maceo Villareal rated it did not like hazardki Dec 01, Karl milroad it did not like it Oct 13, Nemanja rated it did not like it Sep 30, Vints rated hazxrski did not like it Oct 18, Richard G rated it did not like it Oct 09, Erika rated it did not like it Feb 18, Grigory rated it did not like it Jan 13, Natalija Dragojevic rated it did not like it Aug 17, Sergey Artamonov rated it did not like it Jan 15, Cicaivancica rated it did not like it Aug 10, Rubiao rated it did not like it Mar 23, Dictionary of the Khazars: Trivia About Dictionary of the Our thoughts are jealous and they constantly blank out the thoughts of others, for there is not room enough in us for two scents at one time.
Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. I think I’m onto something