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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And through the lanes and streets of the village crept an evil rumour. The
cossacks held a village meeting and went to Pro- koffey. He came out on to the
steps of his hut and bowed. " What good does your visit bring, worthy elders ? "
... Stepan was coming through the wicket gate. Aksinia crumpled her apron in her
fingers and sat down on the bench. Steps up the stairs. . . . Steps in the porch. . . .
Steps at the very door. . . . Stepan stood on the threshold, gaunt and estranged.
Because of his wounded leg he found it difficult to get down the steps. "I'll have to
use a stick," he thought as he held on to the balustrade. The bullet had been
removed at Millerovo, but the scab had drawn the skin tight and he could not
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