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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Gregor waved the knout and brought it down with terrible force across Eugene's
face. Then, seizing it by the lash, he beat the officer with the butt on the face and
arms, giving him no time to bestir himself. A fragment of the glass from his ...
broad-faced, pockmarked cossack asked, frowning and not looking the officer in
the face. " I tell you to pull that iron out ! " With the toe of his boot Eugene kicked
away the burning brushwood from under the pot. Smiling angrily and confusedly,
As the man rolled a cigarette he was talking, evidently telling of some humorous
incident, for Anna had her head thrown back in a hearty laugh, and Abramson's
face was furrowed like a melon-skin with his smile. Bunchuk walked across and ...
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