Milorad Pavić (1566 words)

  • Robert Turi (University of Szeged)

Milorad Pavić, the erudite Serbian writer, university professor, literary historian, and member of the Serbian Academy of Science and Arts (1991-2009), was born on 15 October 1929 in Belgrade, Yugoslavia. In his internet-based autobiographical sketch, Pavić himself declared that he was born on “the banks of one of the four rivers of Paradise, at 8:30 in the morning, under the sign of Libra (ascendant Scorpio), or, according to the Aztec horoscope, the Snake.” As fiction writer, he was virtually unknown until 1984 when Dictionary of the Khazars: A Lexicon Novel in 100,000 Words brought him an instant worldwide fame. Even before, he had always entertained the idea of being “a writer for two hundred years now” because, as h…

Turi, Robert. "Milorad Pavić". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 11 December 2014
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Related Groups

  1. Metafictional Writing
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