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Ali and Nino
Ali and Nino | Kurban Said
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"Ali and Nino" is the epic novel of enduring romance in a time of war. It has been hailed as one of the most romantic epic novels of all time. Ali and Nino, two lovers from vastly different backgrounds, grow up together in carefree innocence in Baku on the Caspian Sea. Here, where Eastern and Occidental collide, they are inevitably drawn into the events of the First World War and the Russian Revolution. Torn apart by the turmoil, Ali joins the defense of Azerbajan from the onslaught of the Red Army, and Nino flees to the safety of Paris with their child, not knowing whether they will ever see each other again. A sweeping tale, as romantic and gripping as "Gone with the Wind" or "Dr. Zhivago," it portrays, against a gloriously exotic backdrop, the enduring love between childhood friends divided by their separate cultures.
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Allylu
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This is our Greenville Area Public Library Book club selection for May. Our Classics Book Club and our Friends of the Library Book Club are reading the same book. I‘m not sure how the “Friends” will like it, but as a classic from another culture, it gave me insight to how different the mindsets of these two cultures is. Ali and Nino try to bridge those differences with love, but the culture is so engrained, it is hard for them to ignore it.

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bookandcat
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#backpackeurope travelogue *fictional*
Country 57: Used travel hub in Italy to fly to Azerbaijan! This capital city is beautiful. I visited Maiden Tower, Old City, the Palace of the Shirvanshahs, the Heydar Aliyev art center, and Yanar Dag perpetual natural fire.
This book had some lovely qualities. I loved Ali and Nino's love story (set in Baku) as they faced WWI and Soviet Revolution in their area, and it gave a good sense of time/place. 3.5/5

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Varske
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One of my favourite disappearing books, which you have to read if you go the Caucasus.

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cajunsyd
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I really enjoyed this book even though the mindset of some of the characters did not match up with my own ideas, in particular about a woman‘s role in the House. It fit the time and place in which it was written and I agree with Paul Theroux‘s summary that it gives the reader some insight into the regional culture which was fascinating! I recommend it! #LitsyAtoZ @BookishMarginalia

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cajunsyd
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My husband and I are planning a trip to Georgia so I picked This classic up to learn a little more about the region. The first chapter already has me hooked! #LitsyAtoZ (the letter ‘K‘)

mdhughes72 Georgia the state or Georgia the country? (edited) 2y
cajunsyd @mdhughes72 the country. 2y
Heideschrampf Never heard of it before, but ive always wanted to learn more about the eastern european/west asian states. What an exciting clash of cultures! 2y
cajunsyd @Heideschrampf I think so too! Very interesting. 2y
readinginthedark Interesting! There‘s a little reference to Georgia in the memoir I‘m reading, because her ex-husband is from there. Not enough that I‘d recommend it as background reading for your trip, though. 2y
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booksandsympathy
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The story, published in 1937, of a Muslim boy from Azerbaijan and a Christian girl from Georgia who fall in love and struggle to belong in each other's worlds. This beautiful book left me fascinated with a part of the world I know little of but wish to learn more about . #setineasterneurope #uncannyoctober

Varske Another of my favourite books, which always disappears when I lend it others :(. 2y
booksandsympathy @Varske I have just learned not to lend out my books. Otherwise I won't get them back. 2y
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Renie
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hEine großartige Geschichte. Und doch gab es ein paar Schwächen, die meiner Begeisterung einen Dämpfer verpasst haben.
"Ali und Nino" von Kurban Said, erschienen im Ullstein Verlag

- gelesen in einer Leserunde bei Whatchareadin http://renies-lesetagebuch.blogspot.de/2017/05/kurban-said-ali-und-nino.html

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MrBook
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#TBRtemptation post! Written in 1937 Vienna, in the vein of "Dr. Zhivago" & "Romeo & Juliet", & re-released after being out-of-print for decades, this is the love story of aristocratic Muslim schoolboy Ali & Christian Euro-esque Nino. To be together, they flee a blood feud & scandal across deserts. At Ali's uncle's Persian palace, they are called back to Baku, Azerbaijan, where war threatens Ali's loyalty to Nino. #blameLitsy #blameMrBook ?

brennahawleycraig If you haven't ever read "The Orientalist," it's about the author of this. And it was a fascinating account of a part of the world I'm unfamiliar with! 3y
LeahBergen I loved this book! 😍 3y
LitsyGoesPostal 😊👍🏻 3y
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rdkate
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DrAli Or the whole "Why did you spare her?" stuff. Kinda amazing what passed for acceptable behavior not so long ago 3y
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