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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Hark how it shakes the house ! Lord Jesus Christ, Queen of Heaven. . . ." For a
moment it became dazzlingly blue and silent in the kitchen ; the rain could be
heard drumming on the shutters. A clap of thunder followed. Dunia whimpered
Gregor took off his outdoor clothes slowly, playing for time, and turning over in his
mind all the possibilities which might have led to this chilly and silent welcome.
Ilinichna came out of the best room, her face expressing her agitation.
It's not as they say." " The Revolutionary Committee is helpless. The cossacks are
running home." " And is that why it's leaning on the Soviets ? " " Of course that's
why." Piotra was silent while he puffed at his cigarette, then he opened his eyes ...
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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