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 wheels rattled, and her head thudded heavily against the bottom-board. At
first her silence did not impress itself on Gregor, but then, taking thought, he
glanced back. Aksinia was lying with horribly distorted face, her cheek pressed
Gregor saw the back of his head and the damp collar of his tunic around his neck.
He overtook him, and, afire with frenzy, whirled his sabre around his head. The
Austrian was running close to the railings on the left-hand side, and it was ...
Once on the road he tore the bandage from his head, and walked along waving
the blood-soaked bandage in his relief. " Where have you come from ? " his
company commander asked him in amazement, when he turned up at regimental
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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