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 asked. " After the holidays." The old wife opened the oven door with a
clatter, and drew out the warmed-up cabbage soup. Pantaleimon sat over the
meal a long time, telling of the day's events, and of the knavish Ataman, who had
she asked. " They've decided to begin on Thursday." Pantalei- mon stroked his
beard. " Thursday morning," he added, sitting down on a chest at the side of the
bed. " Well, feeling any better ? " " Just the same. A shooting pain in all my joints.
she asked. " My tongue belongs to someone else, my head belongs to someone
else, and my legs also ; and I feel as though I am two hundred years old," he
carefully enunciated every word. After a silence, he asked : " Have I had typhus ?
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