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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the women marvelled. " I'm no babe ! I've reared three myself." " But what's her
face like ? " " Her face ? Yellow. Unhappy eyes — it's no easy life for a woman in
a strange land. And what is more, women, she wears . . . Prokoffey's trousers !
His arms were stretched down the seams of his trousers, his ashen lips were
quivering. The sabre had slipped from his temple, and the flesh was hanging
over his cheek like a crimson rag. The blood streamed on to his uniform. Gregor '
s eyes ...
Brushing it back, he looked round, and saw Stepan limp towards a bush, tear off
his cossack cap, sit down, and hurriedly unbutton his trousers. From beyond the
hill the Germans came running. Gregor realised that Stepan had no wish to die, ...
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