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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Two more lengths, and we'll stop for a smoke ! " Piotra shouted above the noise
of the machine. Gregor nodded. He could hardly open his parched lips. He
gripped his pitchfork closer to the prongs in order to get a better leverage on the
... horses and hay, endless threads of railway line flowing under the wagons, the
smoke that billowed in through the open door, and HlrtSSirded face of a
gendarme on•the station platform either at Voronezh or at, Kiev, ^Re was not sure
You might have a smoke. Try my tobacco, it's first-rate." " I don't want to smoke.
Talk, or I'll clear out ! I feel. ..." Gregor turned heavily, and the pallet creaked
under him. " I feel you're keeping something from me like a stone in the breast.
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