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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On one of its hoofs, flung weirdly upward, the horse-shoe gleamed. Jumping
down from the trap, Listnitsky stared at the carcass. The orderly with whom he
was riding explained : " It's overeaten itself. . . . Got among the grain. . . . There it
Little fires gleamed in the bearded cossack's eyes. In the sector manned by the
first troop Listnitsky was overtaken by Merkulov. He came up panting, his new
leather jerkin creaking, and exuding the strong scent of home-grown tobacco.
The freshly broken ice gleamed sharply. The wind drove bits of ice over the broad
black half-circle of the pool ; the waves shook their green manes and muttered.
All around was a deathly silence. The lights of the distant village shone yellow ...
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