The Orientalist by Tom Reiss

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Travel through literature, politics, history; concentration on the East-West conundrum, particularly that of being Jewish, being Asian, and emigrant commmunities. A biography of Azeri author Lev Naussimbaum, alias Kurban Said, alias Essad Bey. Historical problematics routed in strange political developments at various levels of intrigue existing between Germany, Russia, the Middle East (and also Austria, Italy) especially after the turn of the century until 1939.

Chatto & Windus, 2005.
ISBN: 9780701178864. 433 pp.
Softcover. Near fine.