Travel the world without leaving your chair.
The target of the Read Around The World Challenge is to read at least one book written by an author from each and every country in the world.
All books that are listed here as part of the "Read Around Asia Challenge" were written by authors from Azerbaijan.
Find a great book for the next part of your reading journey around the world from this book list. The following popular books have been recommended so far.
From the author of The Girl from the Golden Horn, a novel of the enduring love between childhood friends divided by war & their separate cultures. First published in Vienna in 1937, this classic story of romance and adventure has been compared to Dr. Zhivago and Romeo and Juliet. Ali and Nino is Kurban Said’s masterpiece. It is a captivating novel as evocative of the exotic desert landscape as it is of the passion between two people pulled apart by culture, religion, and war. It is the eve of World War I in Baku, Azerbaijan, a city on the edge of the Caspian Sea, poised precariously between ea... continue
A coming of age story and a portrait of a vanished world. It shows what it means to leave the past behind, yet how it haunts us.
The text is a prose rendition of Nizami's 12th-century poetic masterpiece, in which he reshapes the legends of Majnun, the quintessential romantic fool, into a tale of the ideal lover. For the Sufis, Majnun represents the perfect devotee of the "religion of the heart," and the story is an allegory of the soul's longing for God. This is a beautiful production, and it includes a final chapter newly translated from the Persian by Omid Safi and Zia Inayat Khan.
UNO DE LOS MÁS ORIGINALES, DIVERTIDOS Y TREPIDANTES LIBROS AUTOBIOGRÁFICOS DEL SIGLO XX. El elegante, irónico y conmovedor retrato de una mujer y una época extraordinarias. «Con una prosa exquisita y una gloriosa capacidad para captar lo absurdo y lo cómico ;incluso en medio de los más trágicos sucesos;, Banine nos ofrece el relato de su embriagadora y turbulenta juventud, desde las orillas del mar Caspio hasta París». The Spectator «Tan vívida e ingeniosamente nos revela la autora un mundo por completo desconocido que, apenas comienzas Los días del Cáucaso, ya te encuentras del todo absorto e... continue
Leila, a young classical pianist, dreams of winning international competitions and bringing awards to her beloved country Azerbaijan. When she receives an assignment from her communist mentor to spy on a music shop suspected of traitorous Western influences, she is determined to prove her worth to the Party. When Leila meets Tahir, the painter who owns the music shop, his jazz recordings, abstract art, and subversive political opinions crack open the veneer of the world she's been living in. Now her comrades force her to make an impossible choice.