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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Gregor and Uriupin were quartered in the same hut. One evening, after feeding
their horses they were smoking, their backs against a mossgrown, decrepit fence.
Hussars were riding four abreast along the street ; dead bodies were littered in ...
He tried to run away," Uriupin snarled. " And so you let him ? " " We reached an
open glade, and he. ... So I cut him down." " You're a liar ! " Gregor shouted. " You
killed him for nothing." " What are you shouting about ? What's it to do with you ?
Uriupin asked. " They're feeding us on dead horse," Koshevoi exclaimed
indignantly. Throwing back his head of golden hair, he set the pots down on a
bed, and suggested, glancing sidelong at Uriupin : " Smell for yourself what the
soup stinks ...
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