The Orientalist: In Search of a Man caught between East and West

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The Orientalist unravels the mysterious life of a man born on the border between West and East, a Jewish man with a passion for the Arab world.

Tom Reiss first came across the man who called himself 'Kurban Said' when he went to the ex-USSR to research the oil business on the Caspian Sea, and discovered a novel instead. Written on the eve of the Second World War, Ali and Nino is a captivating love story set in the glamorous city of Baku, Azerbaijan's capital. The novel's depiction of a lost cosmopolitan society is enthralling, but equally intriguing is the identity of the man who wrote it. Who was its supposed author? And why was he so forgotten that no one could agree on the simplest facts about him?

For five years, Reiss tracked Lev Nussimbaum, alias Kurban Said, from a wealthy Jewish childhood in Baku, to a romantic adolescence in Persia on the run from the Bolsheviks, and an exile in Berlin as bestselling author and self-proclaimed Muslim prince. The result is a thoroughly unexpected picture of the twentieth-century - of the origins of our ideas about race and religious self-definition, and of the roots of modern fanaticism.

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"Wonderfully compelling... Deeply moving" ( Sunday Times)

"A wonderous tale, beautifully told...mesmerising, poignant and almost incredible" ( New York Times)

"Meticulous and fascinating... Inspiring reading" ( Spectator)

"Extraordinary on many counts... It has taken the tireless detective work of Tom Reiss to uncover the real Lev Nussimbaum" ( Sunday Times)

"A highly entertaining biography of a very unusual person" ( Literary Review)

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An extraordinary and hugely topical story of a Jewish man's passion for the Arab world, which was shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize.

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Descrizione libro Vintage Publishing, United Kingdom, 2006. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. 198 x 129 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. The Orientalist unravels the mysterious life of a man born on the border between West and East, a Jewish man with a passion for the Arab world. Tom Reiss first came across the man who called himself Kurban Said when he went to the ex-USSR to research the oil business on the Caspian Sea, and discovered a novel instead. Written on the eve of the Second World War, Ali and Nino is a captivating love story set in the glamorous city of Baku, Azerbaijan s capital. The novel s depiction of a lost cosmopolitan society is enthralling, but equally intriguing is the identity of the man who wrote it. Who was its supposed author? And why was he so forgotten that no one could agree on the simplest facts about him? For five years, Reiss tracked Lev Nussimbaum, alias Kurban Said, from a wealthy Jewish childhood in Baku, to a romantic adolescence in Persia on the run from the Bolsheviks, and an exile in Berlin as bestselling author and self-proclaimed Muslim prince. The result is a thoroughly unexpected picture of the twentieth-century - of the origins of our ideas about race and religious self-definition, and of the roots of modern fanaticism. Codice libro della libreria AAZ9780099483779

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Descrizione libro Vintage Publishing, United Kingdom, 2006. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. 198 x 129 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. The Orientalist unravels the mysterious life of a man born on the border between West and East, a Jewish man with a passion for the Arab world. Tom Reiss first came across the man who called himself Kurban Said when he went to the ex-USSR to research the oil business on the Caspian Sea, and discovered a novel instead. Written on the eve of the Second World War, Ali and Nino is a captivating love story set in the glamorous city of Baku, Azerbaijan s capital. The novel s depiction of a lost cosmopolitan society is enthralling, but equally intriguing is the identity of the man who wrote it. Who was its supposed author? And why was he so forgotten that no one could agree on the simplest facts about him? For five years, Reiss tracked Lev Nussimbaum, alias Kurban Said, from a wealthy Jewish childhood in Baku, to a romantic adolescence in Persia on the run from the Bolsheviks, and an exile in Berlin as bestselling author and self-proclaimed Muslim prince. The result is a thoroughly unexpected picture of the twentieth-century - of the origins of our ideas about race and religious self-definition, and of the roots of modern fanaticism. Codice libro della libreria AAZ9780099483779

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Descrizione libro 2006. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. 129mm x 198mm x 27mm. Paperback. The Orientalist unravels the mysterious life of a man born on the border between West and East, a Jewish man with a passion for the Arab world. Tom Reiss first came across the man who call.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 464 pages. 0.338. Codice libro della libreria 9780099483779

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Descrizione libro Vintage. Condizione libro: New. Unravels the mysterious life of a man born on the border between West and East, a Jewish man with a passion for the Arab world. This title gives an unexpected picture of the twentieth-century - of the origins of our ideas about race and religious self-definition, and of the roots of modern fanaticism. Num Pages: 464 pages. BIC Classification: BGL; DSBH; DSK; HBG; HBLW. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 198 x 129 x 32. Weight in Grams: 338. . 2006. Paperback. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Codice libro della libreria V9780099483779

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