Azerbaijan International

Spring 2003 (11.1)
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Nizami Book

"Gunesh Diyari" (Land of Sun) has just been released in Azeri Latin by Ayna Publishing House. This 91-page hardcover book, sponsored by Unocal and Statoil, features prose versions of works by Nizami, a renowned 12th-century Azerbaijani poet who was born in Ganja. Telli Aliyeva compiled the volume and converted it to prose; Sofiya Abdurrahmanova served as editor.

Nizami's well-known "Khamsa" is a collection of five poems: "Sirlar Xazinasi" (The Treasure of Secrets), Khosrov & Shirin, Leyli & Majnun, Yeddi Gozal" (Seven Beauties) and "Isgandarname" (The Book of Alexander the Great). The poems were originally written in Persian, the literary language of the time. Available at Click on Store.

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