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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Bunchuk remarked quietly and compassionately. " What is ? " Eugene turned to
him. With his eyes Bunchuk indicated the bee, and List- nitsky smiled : " Its honey
will be bitter, don't you think ? " he observed. It was not Bunchuk that answered ...
Bunchuk smiled drily. " Something not at all like an end, but all the more brilliant. .
. ." " When did you get back from leave ? " Kalmikov asked. " Two days ago,"
Bunchuk replied. " Where did you spend it ? " " In Petersburg." " And what is the ...
Handing the machine-gun over, Bunchuk returned to his own gun, and found
Bogovoi lying on his side, cursing and binding up a wound in his leg. Rebinder
had taken his place, and was firing intelligently and economically, without a trace
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