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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Sergei Platonovitch began to trade in textiles at just the right moment. On the
instruction of the army authorities, about this time the cossacks were migrating in
entire villages from the left bank of the Don, where the ground was unproductive
He in turn began to inquire about events in Kamenska, but someone sitting at the
table shouted ; " Cossacks, a delegate from the miners will now speak. I ask you
to listen carefully to him, and to keep order." A thicklipped man of average height
The officer began to read out a proclamation. Forgetting his papers, the chairman
slipped away from the table. The crowd of elders listened without uttering a word.
The frontline men behind whispered lifelessly among themselves. As soon as ...
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