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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Mitka took umbrage. Smacking an elegant whip against" the legs of his polished
boots, he went to look for Gregor, and found him asleep in a cart. Screwing up his
left eye as though taking aim, Mitka tugged at Gregor's hair. " Get up, peasant !
We took a village at dawn, and at mid-day the bugler sounded the alarm," the old
man continued without heeding Grishaka. " We were fighting around Rossitz and
our regiment, the twelfth Don Cossack, was engaged with the janissaries," ...
On one occasion the company had to attack over a wooded and swampy district,
and took to their feet, the horses being led aside into a dell. Uriupin was among
those assigned to take charge of the horses, but he flatly refused. " Uriupin, why ...
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