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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There's a crack in it as long as this." Ivan Alexievitch measured the length on his
little finger. " There's a works at Millerovo, isn't there ? " Stockman asked,
scattering a fine silver rain as he filed the coin. " A steel foundry. I had to spend
... I expect," he remarked. " Look, boys ; surely that's Stepan Astakhov ? There in
the third rank from the front," Groshev exclaimed, laughing gratingly. " And there's
Anikushka." " Gregor ! There's your brother. 292 AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON.
And there will be hunger and plague among men, brother will rise against brother
, and son against father. The people will be left like grass after a fire.' " Griaznov
paused a moment, then continued : " Well, it's all come to pass as she said it ...
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Gregor Melekov and his brother Piotra are cossack farmers on the Don River in the village of Tatarsk when WW1 breaks out and young men are sent to war. Civil war follows which sees many cossacks ... Volledige review lezen
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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