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Originally written in Serbian , the novel has been translated into many languages. It was first published in English by Knopf , New York in There is no easily discerned plot in the conventional sense, but the central question of the book the mass religious conversion of the Khazar people is based on a historical event generally dated to the last decades of the 8th century or the early 9th century when the Khazar royalty and nobility converted to Judaism , and part of the general population followed. However, most of the characters and events described in the novel are entirely fictional, as is the culture ascribed to the Khazars in the book, which bears little resemblance to any literary or archeological evidence. The novel takes the form of three cross-referenced mini- encyclopedias , sometimes contradicting each other, each compiled from the sources of one of the major Abrahamic religions Christianity , Islam , and Judaism. No chronology will be observed here, nor is one necessary.

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Written in two versions, male and female both available in Vintage International , which 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 International , which 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.

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Written in two versions, male and female both available in Vintage International , which 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. Get A Copy. Published by Dereta first published More Details Original Title. NIN Prize Other Editions Friend Reviews.

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.

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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. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 4.

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