Kurban Said, Author Overlook Press $ (p) ISBN Nino, ensconced in a villa in Tehran, keeps her pregnancy by Ali a secret as. Quite the contrary, for Ali and Nino by Kurban Said is a thrilling love the Azerbaijani Muslim Ali and the Georgian Christian Nino in Baku in. Out of print for nearly three decades until the hardcover re-release last year, Ali and Nino is Kurban Said’s masterpiece. It is a captivating novel.

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What does this risk say about the nature of her love? Archived from the original on 4 September The action is mostly in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, an exotic city on the Caspian Sea made prosperous by the oil boom; at the turn of the 20th century, Baku accounted for nearly half of world production. And later Ali’s father advises him to refrain from beating his wife when she’s pregnant but assures him that he must be her master.

Who exactly was Essad Bey referring to as the author who “left out” essential features in the first place? Contrary to the tradition of honor killing urged by Ali’s friend Mehmed Haidar, Ali spares Nino’s life. Tom Reiss has argued—first in a article in The New Yorker and then at greater length in his biography of NussimbaumThe Orientalist —that it is “almost certain that Kurban Said was a cover for him so that he could continue to receive royalties from his work.

Anc began advocating for it at least by the s after the first Azeri translation of Ali and Nino was published in Ajd Azerbaijani theater company that staged it in also performed the play at an international theater festival in Moscow in Blair relies on an accumulation of evidence employed to suggest that Lev Nussimbaum, who wrote as Essad Bey, could not have written Ali and Nino by himself. It is possible, Blair asserts, that he sold or left a manuscript in Europe, which Nussimbaum would have later altered to produce the present text.


Referring to parallels between passages in Chamanzaminli’s writings and evidence from his life events, Blair asserts that Chamanzaminli is the “core author” of the novel Ali and Nino.

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Research findings by Betty Blair and associated researchers were published in a special edition of Azerbaijan International magazine entitled Ali and Nino: Its “originator, project leader and pianist” was Sald pianist Saida Zulfugarova.

The novel was reportedly Kvesitadze’s inspiration for the work. Baroness Elfriede Ehrenfels v. The European Azerbaijan Magazine.

While the novel itself portrays a cultural crossroads that is a microcosm of the confluence and conflict between East and West, the story behind the book is a lesson in 20th-century history. Ali is offered a post as ambassador to France — an idea Nino had ajd — but Ali declines, because he fears he will be unhappy in Paris. In TehranAli is reminded of his Muslim roots, while Nino is fundamentally unhappy in the confinement of the harem.

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ail Nussimbaum explains that Ali and Nino could still be published everywhere, since “according to the law on pseudonyms, K. She claims that Nussimbaum did not sympathize with the Azerbaijani national cause embodied in the novel and that he wrote his books, she judges, too quickly to have written them by himself.


Love Ali And Nino? Blair asserts that Nussimbaum could not have acquired the knowledge of Azerbaijan evident in Ali and Nino during his time in Bakuwhich ended when he was 14 zli old, and during which time he had limited contact with Azerbaijani life.

The two marry on the spot and spend a few months in blissful poverty. Zhivago and Romeo and Juliet. Istanbul does not figure into the action, but Hagia Sophia is used to represent Islam. Feature in Words For Thought More.

Its mysterious author was recently kurbna subject of a feature article in the New Yorker, which has inspired a forthcoming biography. In this same letter Nussimbaum recommended to his addressee that “she buy a copy of Ali and Nino herself, bragging that it was his favorite of his own books.

Reiss argues, however, that rather than being the actual author behind the name Kurban SaidBaroness Ehrenfels instead acted as an “Aryanizer” for Nussimbaum, meaning she took legal ownership of the pseudonym Kurban Said while passing income to him generated from books published under that name. Given Ali’s character and beliefs, is the outcome of the story inevitable?

The closest anyone has come to such a find is Mireille Ehrenfels-Abeille, who claims in the ans Alias Kurban Said to possess half of the manuscript of The Girl From the Golden Hornthe other novel published under the name Kurban Said.

Fikret Vezirov has proffered the claim that Chamanzaminli had to hide his identity behind the name Kurban Said so that he would not be identified with the anti-Bolshevik views contained in Ali and Nino. Copyright – Leela Ehrenfels AI Why does Nachararyan ‘kidnap’ Nino?