Kurban Said (1942 words)

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The identity of Kurban Said, the author of two novels published in the 1930s, remained mysterious for decades. The more famous of these two books, Ali und Nino [Ali and Nino] was published in Vienna in 1937, but fell until obscurity until it was translated into English in 1970, and has since then become a classic account of life in Azerbaijan just before and after the Russian Revolution, translated into nearly 40 languages. The success and controversy of Ali and Nino has completely overshadowed the other book credited to Kurban Said, Das Mädchen vom Goldenen Horn [The Girl from the Golden Horn], first published a year later. After the American journalist Tom Reiss discovered Kurban Said&r…

Citation: Sabatos, Charles. "Kurban Said". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 07 January 2021 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=14698, accessed 16 January 2021.]

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