Curatenie de toamna si Milorad Pavic

Abia ce-mi spusese Veo intr-un comentariu la textul despre “Cimitirul de piane” despre cartea lui Milorad Pavic, “Dictionary of the Khazars”, ca am gasit cartea aici, la Curatenie de toamna. Asa ca, in criza financiara fiind biblioteca mea, am gasit ocazia perfecta s-o citesc!

Veo imi spunea ca, din descrierea mea a “Cimitirului de piane”, si-a adus aminte de “Dictionar…” asa ca mi-a trezit clar interesul pentru a vedea despre ce e vorba.

Spatiul de aici, de pe blog, il las aproape gol, pentru recenzia cartii, atunci cand o voi citi!

Yugoslav writer Pavic assures us that the Khazars were a nomadic people who settled near the Black Sea in the 7th century A.D. “But their origins remain unknown and all traces of them have vanished.” A thousand years later a Polish printer incorporated surviving knowledge of the Khazars into a dictionaryalmost all copies of which were burned by the Inquisition. Pavic’s interlocking series of witty and fantastic tales purports to update that edition, but by now all “facts” about the forgotten nation are doubly conjectural. As if the truth weren’t problematic enough already, Pavic has even produced his lexicon in “male” and “female” versions differing by only a few (highly significant!) words.

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