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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Like the steppe to-night." Natalia glanced up at the inaccessible, starry pastures,
at the shadowy, translucent cloak of the clouds floating above her, and was silent.
From somewhere in the bluish- black upper wilderness belated cranes called ...
WAR CHAPTER I ži A sultry, sunny July haze lay over the steppe. The ripe floods
of wheat smoked with yellow dust. The metal parts of the reapers were too hot to
be touched with the hand. It was painful to look up at the bluish-yellow, flaming ...
In his sleep he dreamed of the parched, interminable steppe, the rosy lilac of the
immortelles, the traces of unshod horses' hoofs among the shaggy lilac thyme.
The steppe was empty and terrifyingly quiet. He was walking over the hard,
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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