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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With his thumb and forefinger the commissary cautiously poked at the rag of shoe
-nails as though afraid it might be hot, and counted the nails with whispering lips.
" Why are there only twenty-three nails ? What is this ? " he angrily pulled at the ...
What are you shouting about ? What's it to do with you ? " Uriupin fixed icy eyes
on Gregor's face. " What ? " Gregor's voice slowly rose, and he swung his arms
round in readiness to grapple with Uriupin. " Don't poke your nose in where it isn't
Are we dogs, or what ? " " What's up ? " 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
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