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 sabre was swung to the right, then to the left, and finally brought down in
front of him, hanging in the air above the horse's ears. " In file formation, forward !
" Gregor mentally executed the command. " Lances at the ready ! Into the attack ...
When at last an order arrived for the regiment to return to the front it was received
with open discontent. The second company at first flatly refused to go, and the
cossacks would not allow the engine to be coupled to the transport waggons.
I shall not hesitate to lay the front open. Let the Germans bring them to their
senses ! " He stood thinking for a moment, then added : "I shall expect you and
the rest in my room after the session. What is the situation like on the Don ? "
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