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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He went first to the stable, threw the scattered hay back into the manger, removed
the horse's halter, then went to the hut. " She must have gone out for the evening,
" he thought, as he unfastened the chain. He entered the kitchen, closed the ...
The four day labourers and Gregor went out to reap it. Aksinia had finished work
early that day, and she asked Gregor to take her with him. Despite his attempt to
dissuade her, she quickly threw a kerchief over her head, ran out, and caught up
Could he compete in presents with the son of a rich landowner ? Struggling with
a spasm of dry sobbing, he tore the kerchief into little pieces and pushed them
under the step. He threw the pack on to the bench in the porch and went back to ...
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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