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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Gathering the reins tightly in one hand, he dropped the other to his sword-knot.
With bated breath Gregor awaited the word of command. The officer drew his
sabre from its sheath ; the blade gleamed like blue light. " Company ! " The sabre
Along the boulevards the leaves of the trees gleamed yellow in the lamplight, the
night breathed a wintry chill, the pavements were shining, and above him the
stars were autumnally clear and cold. From the centre of the town they turned into
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.
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