An edition of Ali und Nino (1970)

Ali und Nino

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An edition of Ali und Nino (1970)

Ali und Nino

1. Auflage
  • 5.00 ·
  • 2 Ratings
  • 18 Want to read
  • 2 Currently reading
  • 5 Have read

First published in 1937 and issued in the U.S. by Random House in 1970, Said's romantic tale of young love and political upheaval in Central Asia calls for violins and handkerchiefs. Set mostly in Azerbaijan during WWI and the Russian Revolution, this captivating novel is a cinematic, at times melodramatic, mix of romance and wartime adventure. Its hero, narrator Ali Khan Shirvanshir, a Tartar and Shi'ite Muslim, flouts social convention by marrying his childhood friend, Nino Kipiani, a fair-skinned Georgian Christian. Ali rebels against a tradition-bound, male-chauvinist society typified by his father's pre-wedding advice: "Do not beat her when she is pregnant." When war erupts, Nino, ensconced in a villa in Tehran, keeps her pregnancy by Ali a secret as long as she can. Their marriage is a union of Western and Eastern sensibilities. Nino is unhappy in Persia, but Ali is reluctant to accompany her to Paris, where she flees with their infant daughter as Ali marches off to defend the short-lived Azerbaijani republic against the invading Red Army. Said (1905-1942) was born Lev Naussimbaum in Baku, the son of a German governess and a Jewish businessman. He combines starkly realistic depictions of war with colorful tableaux?wild dances, an oral poetry competition, desert camels, a meddlesome eunuch. A saga of war and love and the difficult marriage of Europe and Asia in the Caucasus, this is at heart a rousing, old-fashioned, tear-jerking love story.

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Publisher
Scherz
Language
German
Pages
258

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Ali und Nino.
March 1, 2002, Ullstein TB-Vlg
Paperback in German
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Ali and Nino: a love story
2000, Anchor Books
in English - 1st Anchor Books ed.
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Ali and Nino
1996, Overlook Press
in English
Cover of: Ali und Nino
Ali und Nino
1973, Scherz
Hardcover in German - 1. Auflage
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Ali & Nino
1971, Random House
in English - 1st American ed.
Cover of: Ali & Nino
Ali & Nino
1971, Random House
in English - 1st American ed.
Cover of: Ali & Nino
Ali & Nino
1971, Random House
in English - 1st American ed.
Cover of: Ali & Nino.
Ali & Nino.
1971, Random House
in English - [1st American ed.]

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Copyright Date
1973

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Hardcover
Number of pages
258

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