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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So the government communique" of August 1st, appointing Kornilov as supreme
commander-in-chief, came as a great surprise. On the evening of the same day
Listnitsky, in conversation with other officers of the regiment, raised the question ...
General Kornilov sat by the open window of his carriage, staring out at the
landscape, and the warm drops of rain spattered munificently over his sunburnt
face and the black, hanging whiskers. The wind fluttered and blew back the
strand of ...
From sheer inertia some sections still rolled on towards Petrograd, but the
movement had lost all purpose, for the Kornilov putsch was at an end, the Bengal
lights of this outburst of reaction were dying out, and the temporary ruler of the
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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