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Pen name, Mohammad Essad Bey, Kurban Said. Occupation, Writer, journalist. Website. Lev Nussimbaum (Kiev, October 17, – Positano, August 27, ), who wrote under the. Donor challenge: Your generous donation will be matched 2-to-1 right now. Your $5 becomes $15! Dear Internet Archive Supporter,. I ask only once a year. Lev Nussimbaum was a prolific Jewish writer who reinvented himself as a Muslim under the pseudonyms Essad Bey and Kurban Said Despite his.

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She committed suicide on February 16, in Baku when Nussimbaum was five years old. Ahmad rated it it was amazing May 02, When he wrote about Mohammed, he was Muslim.

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Yet the verses of the Koran, as he received them and recited them to the faithful, were better than any verses which the professional poets of the tribes could produce. Specific examples and text are provided in the article ‘Cut and Paste’ Author: Injia analyzed the two books, and found a number of similar and identical passages, and concluded that ” Kurban Said ” whose real life identity she does not attempt to determine deliberately copied passages from Robakidze’s earlier novel.

Throughout my entire childhood, I dreamed of the Arabic edifices every night Akademie Verlag,p.

Thus, saying that he was born “on a train” in “Die literarische Welt” provides a slick cover for claims he had made earlier. When he had been preaching ten mohammedd he had nothing to show for it but banishment, poverty and ridicule. In in Berlin Nussimbaum helped found an Islamic student group Mohammdd, where he met other Muslims: Its primary author, Betty Blair, states that “we are convinced” that the book was written mostly by Azerbaijani author Yusif Vazir Chamanzaminli[45] though they also offer evidence that Nussimbaum wrote at least some portions of the book.


Other critics, however, have demonstrated that the book is partially plagiarized. There is a lot of info about the Arabic world, tradition and way of life before the revelation He died there of a rare blood disorder which causes gangrene of the mohammmed.

Ayoubathuman rated it did not beg it Mar 05, The Business of Literature. This page was last edited on 28 Decemberat FundList 1, CasePageaccording to an official letter sent to Azerbaijani philologist Abdulla Ajaloghlu, dated November 4,signed by L. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Geoffrey Koros rated it it was amazing Feb 10, Peter rated it really liked it Jan 07, Philip Tidman rated it really liked it Mar 11, When he wrote about Persian matters of divorce, he was Persian.

Farid Alakbarli Azerbaijan kohammed, “Correcting all of Essad Bey’s errors in this book would be an endless job. Inwhen the Nazi Germany annexed AustriaNussimbaum mohqmmed to Italy and settled in the seacoast town of Positano.

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Account Options Sign in. Being “born in Baku” would have lent more credibility to his writing and, thus, made his books more profitable.

It was a totally false allegation – totally imaginary, but gave Erika serious legal problems. I saw the broad expanse of the sandy Arabian desert, I saw the horsemen, their snow-white burnooses billowing in the wind, I saw the flocks of prophets praying towards Mecca and I wanted to be one with this wall, one with this desert, one with this incomprehensible, intricate script, one with the entire Islamic Orient, which in our Baku had been so ceremoniously carried to the grave, to the victorious drumbeats of European culture In fact, I am impelled to go still further and state that there is hardly a page in this ‘biography’ which is free from error.


Kadri-Ann rated it it was amazing Jul 15, He did not graduate from either, but told people that he had a Cand. Essad Bey, who was known to be a heavy smoker, [31] died a painful death at the age of Kraus-Thomason Organization Ltd, Then he took to wandering in the desert, and one day he returned with the first verse of the Koran and told Khadija that the archangel Gabriel had appeared to him and said that he was to be the Messenger of God.

When he wrote about Mohhammed, he was Georgian. Portrait of the Caucasus”. Jul 06, Allan Metsar rated it it was amazing. There are at least three accounts that attempt to explain his alleged conversion:. He was not a mystic; he had no formal schooling; he did not begin his mission until he was forty. It is mouammed likely that Essad Bey denied his Jewish ancestry to doctors who were treating him, which led to the misdiagnosis of Raynaud’s instead of Buerger’s.

Reiss dismissed the claim that Chamanzaminli was the author behind the Said pseudonym, claiming that he looked at one of Chamanzaminli’s novellas and found him to be a Muslim communalist nationalist. Confusion surrounds the details of Essad Bey’s conversion to Islam. He traveled to all parts of the Eastern World, talked with many men mohaammed diverse beliefs and observed the decline of Christianity into warring sects.

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