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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Mokhov divided his stiff, ruddy beard into two with his fingers and significantly
glanced out of the corners of his eyes at the crowd of cossacks. " Oh, yes, old lad,
and why haven't you told us anything about it ? "he asked. " About what ?
For some unknown reason Pantaleimon wanted to cross himself, but his withered
talon fingers, set to the appropriate sign and raised half the requisite distance,
suddenly changed their form. Against its master's will the great black thumb ...
He felt a quivering and convulsion in his hand, and saw the Austrian, bent right
back so that only the point of his chin was visible, clutching and scratching at the
shaft with clawing fingers. Opening his hand, he dropped the shaft and felt with ...
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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