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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"A strap would have been better," he grumbled, keeping his eyes on Gregor, who
had leapt away. After a moment or two they lit cigarettes, stared into each other's
eyes and burst into peals of laughter. Christonia's wife, who was driving home ...
His widely spaced, dilated eyes narrowed as he chewed and swallowed, and his
eyebrows quivered as he glanced down and around. An elderly, thickset soldier
stood on guard with rifle and fixed bayonet at his side. The cossack finished his ...
At the scrape of the door he turned his short neck, stared coldly at Gregor, and
dropped his puffy eyelids over the chilly light of his eyes. " Let me introduce you
to each other ! Gregor, this is Podtielkov from Ust-Khopersk, almost a neighbour
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