Serbian literary figure, novelist and a member of Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Milorad Pavic, has died at the age of 80 on Monday from heart failure.
“When we read, it is not ours to absorb all that is written. Our thoughts are jealous and they constantly blank out the thoughts of others, for there is not room enough in us for two scents at one time,” said Milorad Pavic who was one of the most eloquent and poignant writers of the 20th century.
The 80-year-old Pavic died on Monday from heart failure at the age of 80, according to Ria Novosti.
Pavic’s most famous book was published in 1984 called “The Dictionary of the Khazars.” His narrative form books have been translated into several different languages. Pavic spoke Russian, German, French and several ancient languages. He even translated the works of Alexander Pushkin and Lord Byron into Serbian.
Radio Srbija notes that Pavic was a professor at the Faculty of Philosophy in Novi Sad. He has also been nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature by Brazilian, American and European experts.