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I never mastered the art of hitting below the belt. I can only go mad like the desert wolf. Everyone judges those actions to determine which side you are on.
Ali is a man caught by this transformative moment in time- He cannot let go of the desert, and freaks out at the possibility of being posted to Paris where he cannot ride out into the desert, or stand on top of his roof looking over the sand. There are many quotes here where people try to philosophize their way to a solution to what makes people so different, and how this Asia and Europe is divided.
To me they are the embodiment of life fulfilled. It is full of fight and mystery, of ghosts and demons. You cannot look ahead.
You are surrounded. It is dark.
In this twilight everything is unreal. No, I do not love he trees. The shadows of the wood oppress me, and it makes me sad to hear the rustling of the branches. I love simple things: wind, sand and stones. The desert is simple like the thrust of a sword. I lose my way in the woods, your Highness. The woods are full of questions. Only the desert does not ask, does not give, and does not promise anything.
But the fire of the soul comes from the wood. The desert man- I can see him- has but one face, and knows but one truth and that truth fulfills him. The wood man has many faces. 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.
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 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? 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. This compelling story is set in Baku, Azerbaijan, the oil rich city on the shores of the Caspian Sea.
Depending on one's religion and ethnicity, Baku used to be considered either the easternmost city in Europe, or the doorway to the Orient. Many ancient, aristocratic and fabulously wealthy families, Georgian and Armenian Christians, and Persian Muslims lived here for generations.
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The Russian Empire, which encompassed both Georgia and Azerbaijan, maintained a tenuous peace, and, in fact, the citizens of Baku formed deep intercultural friendships which went back a hundred years, or more.
However, beneath the surface, the conflict between Islam and Christianity seethed in the never-ending struggle for cultural and religious domination. The novel covers the turbulent times from to , and opens on the eve of World War I, continues through the Bolshevik Revolution, and provides deep insight into the conflicts between Eastern and Western cultures.
Ali Khan Shirvanshir, the son and heir of an ancient and noble Persian family is our protagonist and narrator. He was born and raised in Baku, Azerbaijan, in the Trans-Caucasus, at the crossroads between Europe and Asia, Christianity and Islam, modernity and tradition. Ali Khan is finishing his last year of high school as the novel begins. Their Russian Professor condescendingly informs his pupils during a geography lesson that it is their responsibility to decide "whether our town should belong to progressive Europe or to reactionary Asia.
Ali is fascinated by the secrets, mysteries, hidden nooks and alleys of Baku, his home - "the soft night murmurs, the moon over flat roofs and hot quiet afternoons in the mosque's courtyards," the scent of sea air and the smell of oil.
He thanks God that he was born a Muslim of the Shiite faith. He only wishes to live his life and die in the same street, in the same house where he was born - along with Nino Kipiani, with the flashing eyes, who eats with a knife and fork, goes about without a veil, and wears sheer silk stockings.
Although young, the two love deeply, their feelings continue to grow and endure in spite of the seemingly insurmountable cultural and religious conflicts that confront them. They are both children of the Caucasus, and their friendship was born on the Caspian shores of Baku.
Ali has the soul of a desert man. A friend once told him, "The Orient's dry intoxication, comes from the desert, where hot wind and hot sand make men drunk, where the world is simple and without problems. The desert man has but one face and knows but one truth, and that truth fulfills him.
The fanatic comes from the desert. Their feelings for each other makes them both much more complex characters than they would be otherwise, encompassing a greater wisdom and compassion together than they would have ever been able to alone. A pious friend tells Ali, "The woman is just an acre on which the man sows.
No Paradise or Hell is waiting for a woman. When she dies she just disintegrates into nothing. Then his father advises him to never forget, when he marries, his wife will live in his shadow. Meanwhile, after the couple's engagement is announced, Nino's father talks with Ali about the necessity for mutual trust and respect in marriage. And they must never forget that they have equal rights and that their souls are their own.
The story takes the reader on a fascinating magic carpet ride to cosmopolitan Baku; irresistibly beautiful Tbilisi, capital of Georgia; the Karabakh, of western Azerbaijan, where the world's most glorious and hardy horses are bred; Teheran, the ancient, mystical capital city of Persia, and the mountains of Dagestan.
We witness the consequences of love and passion; war, political and cultural turmoil, and revolution; honor and disgrace, and the impact of Islam, Christianity, and newly born Bahaism on the times.
While reading "Ali and Nino : A Love Story," I was reminded of an old saying my grandmother used to repeat, "A bird may love a fish, but where will they build a home. This is a beautifully written novel, both lyrical and powerful in its use of language. What is most strange, is that the author's, or authors,' story is almost as dramatic as that of Ali and Nino.
The novel was first published in German, in Germany, in Paul Theroux, who wrote the Afterword to the Anchor Edition, the one I have and recommend , calls the novel, " She read the novel, and struck by the originality and beauty of the story, translated it and saw to its publication - first in England and then in the United States.
It is thought that the author, Kurban Said, is actually two people.
Lev Nussimbaum was a Jew, born in Baku in whose family moved to Berlin during the turmoil of the Russian Revolution. Nussimbaum became a journalist and author, and eventually converted to Islam, taking the name Essad Bey.
When Hitler became Chancellor of the German Nation in , Nussimbaum moved to Austria where he began an intense friendship with Baroness Elfriede Ehrenfels, also a writer. It is thought that "Ali and Nino" is a collaborated effort between the two. Whoever wrote this extraordinary novel, it is well worth your attention! Ali and Nino is a lyrically written story of love and war, honor and country, cultural blend and clash set in WWI-era Transcaucasia ie, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia.
Love in the face of cultural obstacles, in the face of war and patriotic duty. Love in its innocence, its longing, its maturity. Love between people, love for a people, and the tragedy of a lost world. It's really an incredible, incredible book -- one which, despite its age, seems more capable of tackling the issues we see in our own post-cold-war world than any other book I've read.
Set in the confluence of 3 cultures: Azerbaijan, Armenia and Georgia, this book tells the story of Ali a Azeri and Nino his Georgian sweetheart. It's a love story, a history lesson, an impassioned plea for tolerance, a modern novel written in the s and set in the s. It's hard to say more without giving away the story, but this has been my favorite book for over 20 years.
I scoured rare books stores for years and eventually got my own copy and am delighted to see it reissued for a new generation to enjoy. I remember checking this book out of the library over and over again in junior high 25 years ago and it was indeed spellbinding. A current article in National Georgraphic on Iran brought back memories of this lovely book and I decided to see if it was still in print. I'm thrilled it has been "rediscovered. It is written by a Russian jew who converted to islam, flew for the Russian revolution, but he wrote also a hagiography about Stalin.
The book is a comparison between Asia and Europe, where Asia the East wins. It is also a love story and a political novel. Whatever, it is a book which makes you cry, a year after you read it! Ali's extreme passions are in many ways admirable, with consequences that are unpredictable in the short term but inevitable in the long term.
In that respect I think you get significant understanding of the bizarrre, fatalistic outlook of Shiism from Ali's story, and a wonderfully human-scale view of Eastern and Western cultures crashing together. The terrible destruction of Baku by competing factions reads like a template of so many similar events to come in the century to follow.
The scenes of Iran in the last stages of the Qajars' decay are utterly fascinating. All of the main characters seem so profoundly and honestly rooted in their respective cultures by an author who is deeply aware of and appreciative of those cultures, yet in no way blind to their respective faults. I would recommend you read "Ali and Nino" before reading "the Orientalist," but only because I think it will be all the more fascinating to read Lev Nussimbaum's astonishing life story in light of his greatest work rather than the other way around.
But if you're coming at it from having just read "The Orientalist," well, that certainly won't take anything away from the power of "Ali and Nino. I read it probably back in the late 60s early 70s and fell completely under its spell.
It is THE best love story I have ever read.Many ancient, aristocratic and fabulously wealthy families, Georgian and Armenian Christians, and Persian Muslims lived here for generations.
It's really an incredible, incredible book -- one which, despite its age, seems more capable of tackling the issues we see in our own post-cold-war world than any other book I've read.
For Cheah, world literature is part of a cosmopoli- tan project, one that reflects the experiences of our contemporary postco- lonial world and gives a voice to those who find themselves in the margins of that world his examples include contemporary writing in Jamaica, the Philippines, and Somalia, among other places.
Ali Khan Shirvanshir, the son and heir of an ancient and noble Persian family is our protagonist and narrator. He lived in Germany until Hitler came to power in , then to Vienna until and died in Italy of a circulatory blood disease There are lyrical, evocative passages about the desert that read as if they come from some centuries old Middle Eastern text.
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A current article in National Georgraphic on Iran brought back memories of this lovely book and I decided to see if it was still in print. In in Russia, Indy befriends a young Georgian princess involved in the Georgian independence movement and is pursued by secret police and agents of an evil religious fanatic..
To Erich Auerbach, the task of world literature is to preserve the experience of diversity for which cultural differences allow. Segal - Love Story text.