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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A groaning roar from the Don. The wind was tearing the slanting sheet of rain to
shreds. Feeling the bottom with his feet, Gregor waded up to his waist into the
water. A clammy cold crept into his chest, drawing tightly in a ring round his heart.
From time to time they caught an outburst of cheering ; on the right flank the
Austrian artillery thundered away at the attacking forces ; the roar was
interspersed with the rattle of machine-guns. Gregor glanced around his troop.
The cossacks ...
At last the roar of voices sank, and from the platform the cossack Krivoshlikov's
girlishly thin tones pierced through the growing lull : " Down with Kaledin I Hurrah
for the Cossack Military Revolutionary Soviet I " The crowd groaned. In the heavy
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