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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Her mother and elder brother harnessed horses into the wagon, made Aksinia
get in with them, and drove to the father. Her brother almost drove the horses to
death in the five miles. They found the old man close to the field camp. He was
Having completed his inquiries, as he turned to go he said to his brother : " You
should come back ; there's no point in knocking your head against a brick wall." "I'
m not intending to." " Are you thinking of staying with her ? " " With who ?
My brother, how can I ever forget. . . ? I cannot find words. . . . But you're a fine lad
. . . . I. . . ." Amid the boiling torrent of foreign words Valet caught the one familiar "
Social-Democrat." He swept his yellow palm across and slapped it against his ...
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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