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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A hard-working lad and a good-looking," his wife whispered to him at night,
stroking his freckled, hairy hand. "And Natalia has quite lost her heart to him. ..."
Miron turned his back to his wife's cold, withered breast, and snorted angrily : "
Dry up, ...
Send the matchmakers to Sergei Platonovitch." Miron Gregorievitch carefully set
down the cobbling tools with which he was mending harness, and roared with
laughter. " You're in a funny vein to-day, my son." But Mitka stood to his guns, and
Well, what about the bull ? " Miron asked in alarm. " He's done the mare in. Gored
her. ..." Miron ran half-undressed into the yard. By the well Mitka was beating the
red five-year-old bull with a stick. The bull, his head down and dewlap dragging ...
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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