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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Maria held a rolling pin in her outstretched hand, and Aggripina, a challenging
fervour in her eyes, shook a poker. Sweating, and slightly intoxicated with vodka,
Piotra bowed and offered them a fifty-kopek piece in his glass. But l / Maria struck
The investigator put his hand on a small book and covered the title. Above his
hand the name " Plekhanov " was visible. " We read poetry," Stockman replied,
and puffed at his cigarette, gripping the bone holder tightly between his fingers.
Hands up ! Hands up ! Surrender ! " Valet shouted hoarsely. Mute with
astonishment, the German slowly raised his hands, turned sideways, and stared
fixedly at the gleaming point of the bayonet presented at him. His greatcoat fell
from his ...
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Gregor Melekov and his brother Piotra are cossack farmers on the Don River in the village of Tatarsk when WW1 breaks out and young men are sent to war. Civil war follows which sees many cossacks ... Volledige review lezen
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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