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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Kalmikov again jumped up on to the barrel, his handsome form swaying towards
the cossacks. Panting and deathly pale, he spoke of the glory and honour of the
Don, of the historic mission of the cossackry, of the blood •which officers and men
For a little way Kalmikov walked along without speaking, biting the end of his
black whisker. His left cheek burned as though it had been scrubbed with a brush
. The passers-by stopped and stared in amazement, whispering to one another.
His face distorted and livid with rage, Bunchuk leapt at Kalmikov and struck him
on the temple. He trampled on the cap that went flying from the officer's head, and
dragged the prisoner towards the dark brick wall of the water-tower. *' Stand up !
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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