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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The army is rotting from below, disintegrated by the Bolsheviks. Even the cossack
divisions, especially those which have been in close contact with the infantry, are
morally unreliable. A terrible weariness and desire to get back home.
And the Bolsheviks are on the right track, yet you want us to fight them." At first
Listnitsky listened with inward agitation. But as the cossack developed his
argument he could not control himself, and lost his temper. " Are you a Bolshevik,
But you know the majority of the cossacks are drawn towards the Bolsheviks ? " "
Gregor, my friend, understand this, for it is fundamental. At the moment the roads
of the peasants and the cossacks coincide with that of the Bolsheviks.
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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