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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He would seat her, with her back to an ancient, weather- beaten, porous rock, on
the crest of the mound ; he would sit down at her side, and they would gaze
fixedly across the steppe. They would gaze until the sunset had faded, and then ...
One day he sat down on a stool, hunching his shoulders, and fixed a
shamelessly smiling gaze on Aksinia. She was embarrassed by his presence,
and the knitting-needles trembled in her fingers. " Well, Aksinia, how are you
getting on ?
... his clear, desperate eyes screwed up contemptuously, his left leg carelessly
swinging, his upper teeth clenched over his lower Up. Podtielkov, trembling
violently, went right up to him, his unwinking gaze wandering over the untrodden
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