Books set in Uzbekistan (10)


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A Carpet Ride to Khiva : Seven Years on the Silk Road by Christopher Aslan Alexander EN

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Country: Asia / Turkey flag Turkey
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The Silk Road conjures up images of the exotic and the unknown, but whereas most travellers simply pass along it Chris Alexander chose to live there. 'A Carpet Ride to Khiva' is his personal account of life in an immensely alluring walled city in a remote desert oasis in Uzbekistan.

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Cancer Ward by Aleksandr Solzhenit︠s︡yn EN

Rating: 3 (1 vote)
Country: Europe / Russia flag Russia
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One of the great allegorical masterpieces of world literature, Cancer Ward is both a deeply compassionate study of people facing terminal illness and a brilliant dissection of the "cancerous" Soviet police state.

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El testamento francés by Andreï Makine ES

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Country: Europe / Russia flag Russia
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Publicada en 1995, el best-seller "El testamento francés" se coronó con tres de los premios literarios franceses más prestigiosos (Goncourt, Medicis, Goncourt des Lyceens) y es la cuarta novela de este escritor nacido en Siberia y afincado en París, donde enseñó lengua y literatura rusas. Novela autobiográfica, novela de doble exilio, "El testamento francés" reúne dos mundos situados en la Europa de finales del siglo XX: Francia y Rusia. Una inquietante meditación sobre la libertad del individuo, la viole... continue

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Gaia, Queen of Ants by Hamid Ismailov EN

Rating: 5 (1 vote)
Country: Asia / Uzbekistan flag Uzbekistan
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From Uzbek author-in-exile Hamid Ismailov comes a dark new parable of power, corruption, fraud, and deception. Ismailov narrates an intimate clash of civilizations as he follows the lives of three expatriates living in England. Domrul is a young Turk with vague and painful memories of ethnic strife in the Uzbekistan of his childhood. His Irish girlfriend Emer struggles with her own adolescent trauma from growing up in war-torn Bosnia. Domrul is the caretaker for Gaia, the eighty-year-old, powerful wife of a Soviet party boss with a mysterious past. One of Ismailov’s few novels written in Uzbek... continue


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La historia del prodigioso Yerzhán / El lago muerto by Hamid Ismailov ES

Rating: 4 (1 vote)
Country: Asia / Uzbekistan flag Uzbekistan
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Un hombre atraviesa en ferrocarril la infinita estepa de Kazajistán. En una de las paradas que hace el tren en un remoto apeadero sube a bordo un niño de unos doce años interpretando magistralmente al violín una de las Danzas húngaras de Brahms. Al instante, los pasajeros despiertan de su sopor. Sin embargo, muy pronto el viajero descubre que el pueril violinista es en realidad todo un hombre de veintisiete años.

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Samarcanda by Amin Maalouf ES

Rating: 4 (2 votes)
Country: Asia / Lebanon flag Lebanon
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Tomando como hilo conductor los avatares de un manuscrito que, con el nombre de la mítica ciudad de Samarcanda, contiene las famosas «Ruba1iyyat» del poeta persa Omar Jayyám, Amin Maalouf recrea en esta novela un fascinante y tumultuoso mundo oriental. En el marco de la Persia medieval, desgarrada por profundas contradicciones, dos figuras destacan junto a la del que, además de poeta, fuera astrónomo, geómetra y filósofo: la de Nizam el-Molk, gran visir del sultán Malikxah, y la del misterioso ismaelí Hassan Sabbah, fundador de la secta de los Asesinos, que desde su fortaleza de Alamut mantuvo... continue

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Samarkand : A Novel by Amin Maalouf EN

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Country: Asia / Lebanon flag Lebanon
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The story of Samarkand is woven around the history of the manuscript of the Rubaiyaat of Omar Khayyam, from its creation by the poet and sage in eleventh-century Persia to its loss when the Titanic sank in 1912. Unwittingly involved in a brawl on the streets of Samarkand, Omar Khayyam is brought before a local judge who recognizes his genius as a poet and gives him a blank book in which to inscribe his verses. Thus the head of a great poet is saved and the Rubaiyaat of Omar Khayyam is born. The threads of his life become interwoven with the designs of the vizier, Nizam al Mulk, and of Hassan S... continue

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Sovietistan : Travels in Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Uzbekistan by Erika Fatland EN

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Country: Europe / Norway flag Norway
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An unforgettable journey through Central Asia, one of the most mysterious and history-laden regions of the world. Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Uzbekistan became free of the Soviet Union in 1991. But though they are new to modern statehood, this is a region rich in ancient history, culture, and landscapes unlike anywhere else in the world. Traveling alone, Erika Fatland is a true adventurer in every sense. In Sovietistan, she takes the reader on a compassionate and insightful journey to explore how their Soviet heritage has influenced these countries, with governments e... continue

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The Dancer from Khiva : One Muslim Woman's Quest for Freedom by Bibish EN

Rating: 3 (1 vote)
Country: Asia / Uzbekistan flag Uzbekistan
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"Winner of the National Bestseller and Book of the Year prizes in Russia, The Dancer from Khiva, is the unflinchingly honest, deceptively plainspoken memoir of Bibish, a Central Asian woman who came of age in a rigidly Islamic village in Uzbekistan. In a narrative that flows like a late-night confession, Bibish recounts her story. Born into an impoverished family, she was named 'Hadjarbibi' in honor of her grandfather's pilgrimage to Mecca. The holy name, however, did not protect her from unspeakable abuse at the hands of the men in her village. She knew instinctively to keep her experience a ... continue