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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The barber once had to dye my beard because of it. I had to take a turn at guard
with some cossack whose beard was a bay colour. They searched all through the
regiment and there wasn't another like him. So the troop commander sent me to ...
Old Sashka combed his beard with his fingers and advised : " You won't get one
cheaper, and the authorities won't see the fault I They're not smart enough ! "
Gregor rode the horse bareback to Yagodnoe, trying out its paces. A week before
Until you grow a beard, you eunuch," Koshevoi mimicked him. There was an
outburst of laughter, and Anikushka was put to confusion. But in the middle
Griaznov unexpectedly broke out : " No, we've had enough ! We've had more
than we can ...
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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