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 tears welled in her eyes, her cheeks were deeply flushed. " What are you
doing here ? " her father blustered as he ran into the room. " Has your husband
beaten you ? Can't you get on together ? " " He's gone away I " Natalia groaned,
But once, after they had quarrelled over an extra helping of dinner, with tightened
heart she noticed tears glittering in his eyes. " Why, you're a perfect child ! " she
exclaimed, and ran to the kitchen to bring back a full plate of patties. " Eat, eat ...
It is terrible when rough, grown-up men, who have forgotten the taste of salty
tears since childhood, begin to weep. At once several voices disturbed the
drowsy silence : " Shut up, curse you ! " " What a woman ! " " Here are men asleep
, and ...
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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