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Selected Works of Milorad Pavić in 10 volumes

SELECTED WORKS OF MILORAD PAVIĆ IN 10 VOLUMES

“Vulkan’’ Publishing House has printed Selected Works of Milorad Pavić in 10 volumes for Belgrade Book Fair 2014. Both paperback and clothbound boxed set are available. The editor, prof. Aleksandar Jerkov, decided to publish 5 books of short stories with the following titles: Belgrade Stories, Mediterranean Stories, It’s a Small World, Serbian Stories and The Last Story; as well as the novels Dictionary of the Khazars, Landscape Painted with Tea, Inner Side of the Wind, Unique Item and Last Love in Constantinople’(in one book), Second Body and Artificial Mole (in one book).

The Bequest of Milorad Pavić (Jasmina Mihajlović) has also taken part in this publishing project. The unusual design for the paperback editions was created by Nebojsa Zorić, while Dejan Jovanović took care of the ‘’old fashioned’’ clothbound editions.

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Pavić in Greece, Russia and China

On the ocassion of 30 years from the first edition of the Dictionary of the Khazars (1984) and 5 years from the death of Milorad Pavić, Greek ΕΛΕΥΘΕΡΟΤΥΠΙΑ had dediceted its whole October literary issue ΒΙΒΛΙΟΘΗΚΗ to this Serbian writer.

In the add-on The Building of Spheres, Athens newspapers have published on four pages texts of Greek critics, photographs of eight translated books of Pavić, an article about the success of the Dictionary of the Khazars in China, excerpts from Two Fans from Galata which will soon be published; as well as the text Acoustics of Spheres by Goran Petrovic, which was specially ordered for this occasion.

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30 YEARS FROM THE FIRST EDITION OF THE ’’DICTIONARY OF THE KHAZARS’’ BY MILORAD PAVIĆ (1984 – 2014)

30 years have passed from the first edition of the ''Dictionary of the Khazars'' – a lexicon novel in 100.000 words by Milorad Pavić (1929 – 2009). From 1984. up to today more than a million copies of the novel have been sold in ex-Yugoslavia and Serbia, and it has had 103 editions (ordinary, digital and audio editions) in 36 languages.  The novel which takes the shape of dictionary entries tells the story of three religions – Christianism, Judaism and Islam, of the lost Khazar empire, the Middle Ages, baroque and modern era, of dreams and Dream hunters. The novel has been named ''the first novel of the 21st century'' by literary critics worldwide.

All around the world from New York to Moscow there are plays based on this novel, there are performances, exhibitions inspired by the book, there are clubs of fans of Pavić, the novel is being analyzed in the literary departments in various faculties and universities from all over the world, people are writing master and PhD thesis about the novel, they are making comics and Facebook pages…

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THREE DICTIONARIES OF THE KHAZARS IN CHINESE

In 2013 Chinese publishing house Shanghai Translation Publishing House published three different issues of Milorad Pavic’s Dictionary of the Khazars (米洛拉德·帕维奇). First the book was printed in two hardcover editions, one with a globally recognizable design, the other a luxury edition, to be followed by an e-book version in October on Chinese Amazon. The large Shanghai publisher decided to entrust this task to three translators, 南山 - Nan Shang, 戴骢- Dai Cong, 石枕川- Shi Zhenchuan. Especially since five more books by Pavic will be printed by the same publisher next year.