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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His shirt was wet through, the sweat streamed from his face, there was a
continual trilling ring in his ears. Her face covered with her kerchief, her shirt
unbuttoned, Daria was gathering the corn into stooks. A greyish, granular sweat
ran down ...
He sat killing the bloodless, flaccid lice in the folds and hems of his shirt, and told
his brother : " Piotra, I'm dead in spirit. I'm like a man all but killed. As though I'd
been between millstones ; they've crushed me and spat me out." His voice was ...
I'd give up my extra shirt of my own accord. At the front I gave up not one extra
shirt, but my very last shirt, and wore my greatcoat against my bare back. And
nobody would be hurt by losing a little bit of land." " Haven't you enough land
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