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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His body tingling, Valet silently jumped back. " Is that you, Otto ? Why have you
been so long ? " the German asked, stepping out of the dugout and carelessly
adjusting his greatcoat across his shoulders. " Hands up ! Hands up ! Surrender !
The German stood staring at Valet's outflung hand, his body a little forward, his
ears straining to catch the sense of the incomprehensible words. So he stood for
a second or two, his eyes meeting Valet's, then suddenly a joyous smile quivered
Valet snarled. "I'll clear out by myself. I don't want any whitelivers with me. ' Yes,
but why ' ! And ' Yes, but where ' ! They'll give it you hot and shove you into prison
for Bolshevism. How can you sit there joking ? In such times as these ?
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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