Buying this book, the reader receives one hundred ends instead one. The author of "Dictionary Of The Khazars" has invented a unique literary play – a novel-delta. This is a love-story novel which is based on a detective narrative ramifying in one hundred branches. In this way there are one hundred ends of the story. Every reader chooses his personal version of the novel and his special end of the story. Finally, every book lover will possess a unique item.
Milorad Pavić (1929--2009) was a noted Serbian poet, prose writer, translator, and literary historian.
Though Pavić's novels can be enjoyed by reading them cover-to-cover, among his stated goals is a desire to write novels with unusual forms, and to make the reader a more active participant than usually. In an interview published in 1998, Pavić said, "I have tried my best to eliminate or to destroy the beginning and the end of my novels. The Inner Side of the Wind, for example, has two beginnings. You start reading this book from the side you want. In Dictionary of the Khazars you can start with whatever story you want. But writing it, you have to keep in mind that every entry has to be read before and after every other entry in the book. I managed to avoid, at least until now, the old way of reading, which means reading from the classical beginning to the classical end."
He also wrote one play. There are more than 80 translations of his work, into many languages. Milorad Pavić was nominated for the Nobel prize in literature by experts in Europe, the USA and Brazil.
In 1991 he was elected as a member of Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts in the Department of Language and Literature.