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 old man himself lifted and waved the knout heavily, as though in doubt
whether to strike their bony flanks or not. Evidently realising this, the bullocks did
not hasten their pace, and slowly, gropingly set forward their cloven hoofs.
The cossacks from the other huts began to stream into the yard where Podtielkov
was standing. One of them came up to him and called him aside : " Comrade
Podtielkov . . . delegates arrived from them just now." He waved his hand towards
Tatarsk." " You're a bit too late. We've caught Podtielkov without your help. They'
re shut up over there, like chickens in a coop." He laughed and waved his hands
towards the shop. Christonia, Gregor, and several others went closer to the man.
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