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 cossacks of the first and fourth regiments (for that matter, they're no longer
cossacks !) will have to be dealt with summarily. The weeds must be cleared from
the field ! And we must save our own cossacks from mistakes for which they ...
The cossacks waited another couple of hours, but neither field-kitchen nor
messengers appeared. Just as dusk was falling the Women's Battalion, gathered
by the gates, lay down in a long chain behind the beams, and began to fire
across the ...
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
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