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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Out of the yard ! " " Horse-shoe " Yakob, the cause of the fight, was the first to
leave the yard. The other cossacks streamed hurriedly after him. Throwing their
sacks hastily on to their wagons, the Ukrainians harnessed their horses, then, ...
Suddenly snatching up a golden load of straw as if on a pitchfork, it carried the
burden out into the yard, sent it whirling across the street, and scattered it
munificently over the deserted road, finally throwing the untidy bundle on to the
roof of ...
Wiping them away with her dirty apron, she replied to Dunia's banter : " You have
children like that, you hussy ! I've had two sons and they've both got on in the
world." Gregor threw his greatcoat around his shoulders and went out into the
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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