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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§3 A good two hours before dawn on the Thursday, Ilinichna got up and called
Daria : " Get up ! Time to light the fire ! " Daria ran in her shift to the stove and
struck a light with the flint. " Get a move on with it ! " Piotra hurried his wife as he lit
Our turn only comes when our husbands are away," Daria winked, and stooped
to examine the embroidered hem of her new pale-blue skirt. Daria's attitude to
Natalia had changed of late, and their relations had grown simple and friendly.
For some days Daria went about quieter than water, lower than the grass, went to
bed before anybody else each night, and smiled coldly at Natalia's sympathetic
glances, shrugging her shoulders and raising her eyebrows as though saying ...
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