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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They were being instructed in cavalry drill, and Prokhor Zikov's horse happened
to kick the sergeant-major's as it passed. The blow was not very hard and it only
slightly cut the skin on the horse's left leg. But the sergeant- major struck Prokhor
Prokhor rode over him. Gregor glanced back, and a fragment of what he saw was
impressed on his memory as though cut with a diamond on glass. As Prokhor's
horse leapt across the fallen officer it bared its teeth and stumbled. Prokhor flew ...
Fragments of broken utensils, torn paper, books, scraps of material, children's
toys, old boots, scattered flour were all tumbled in confusion about the floor.
Yemelian Groshev and Prokhor Zikov had cleared a space in the middle of the
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