AZ AI 15:2

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Azerbaijan International
Volume 15.2-4 (2011)

Who wrote Azerbaijan's most famous novel - Ali and Nino?
The Business of Literature

The true identity behind the penname of Kurban Said has mystified readers since the novel Ali and Nino was first published in German by a Viennese publisher in 1937. Who was the real author? Yusif Vazir Chamanzaminli, Essad Bey (Lev Nussimbaum), Grigol Robakidze or Elfriede Ehrenfels?

No doubt, The Business of Literature was, and is, still part of the puzzle today, now that the novel is available in 33 languages.

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