And quiet flows the Don, Deel 1
A.A. Knopf, 1 jan. 1934 - 755 pagina's
This story of a group of Cossacks living along the Don river--a primitive, virile, and unbelievably brutal people--centers about Gregor Melekhov, a young Cossack with Turkish blood in his veins. His home life, his unhappy marriage and impassioned love affair, and his military adventures and experiences in the Revolution are told with frank naturalism, from a Bolshevik point of view. Host of other characters crowd the pages of a powerful novel of war and revolution.
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He saw Anna standing at the window with her back to the door. Abramson was
sitting on the window-ledge with hands clasped beneath his knee, and a tall Red
Guard with Lettish features was standing at his side. As the man rolled a cigarette
On the previous day Bunchuk and Anna with a selected detachment had
disarmed an insurgent anarchist band at the station. On the previous day frowns
had furrowed Bunchuk's ageing brow. But now the wind from the south had
driven away ...
Anna spoke slowly and almost dreamily : " Why weren't you a cook ? What dishes
you would have prepared ! With what authority you would have ruled in the
kitchen ! Really, why did you neglect the culinary department ? " " Listen, you're ...
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Gregor Melekov and his brother Piotra are cossack farmers on the Don River in the village of Tatarsk when WW1 breaks out and young men are sent to war. Civil war follows which sees many cossacks ... Volledige review lezen
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"He had no cap, nor had he the upper part of his cranium, for it had been cut clean away by a shard of shrapnel. In the empty brain-pan, framed by damp strains of hair, glimmered rose-coloured rain ... Volledige review lezen