DICTIONARY OF THE KHAZARS: A Lexicon Novel in 100,000 Words…

DICTIONARY OF THE KHAZARS: A Lexicon Novel in 100,000 Words (Female Edition) by Pavic, Milorad. < >

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

Edition: First US printing.

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1988. dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first full-length novel, selected by the New York Times as one of the best books of the year. The title page states that "This is the 'female' edition of the dictionary" differing from the 'male' edition by one crucial paragraph. It is an imaginary book of knowledge of the Khazars, a people who flourished somewhere beyond Transylvania between the seventh and ninth centuries, one which combines the dictionaries of the world's three major religions with entries that leap between past and future, featuring among other things a book printed in poison ink, suicide by mirrors, romances between the living and the dead,and much more. Translated from the Serbian-Croatian by Christina Pribicevic-Zoric. Frontispiece drawing. Closing note. list of entries. All edges of textblock are tinted. 338 pp. ISBN: 0-39457236X.

Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket.

Book ID: 82690
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