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ISBN-10: 1987817486

ISBN-13: 9781987817485

The well-known novel of Russia(The novel bargains with the lifetime of the Cossacks dwelling within the Don River valley throughout the early twentieth century, most likely round 1912, simply ahead of international warfare I.) and those are a few studies who have ever learn this book

By A consumer the main strong novel i've got ever read!

"I learn Sholokhov's 'And Quiet Flows the Don', Pasternak's 'Doctor Zhivago', Tolstoi's 'War and Peace', and Solzhenitsyn's 'First Circle' within the early 1970s.
The others have been certainly memorable, yet 'the Don' is burned into my mind's eye.

It paints a searing portrait of an enormous, unforgiving steppe--then tears throughout it on horseback, leaving nice waves of ethnic, political and private upheaval in its wake.

I nonetheless scent the wheatfields within the wind and style the black airborne dirt and dust on my lips from the hole chapter.

I see villagers hurricane the house of 1 in their personal and wreck his outlander spouse for her foreignness.

I see an unhorsed cavalryman suffering to take away his vivid blue Cossack breeches earlier than trap in a single of the good War's starting battles with Austria, simply to be plucked from risk on the final second by means of the younger Cossack who had stolen his spouse ahead of the war.

I listen the stolen girl, now turn into a fiery mistress, sobbing her middle out while the fellow whose baby she bore leaves her ultimately for his personal wife.

And after the firing squad's final volley within the ultimate bankruptcy, I see a proud, condemned Cossack biting fiercely into his personal shoulder, to make no sound as his blood pours out and stains the black steppe red.

In 1 / 4 of a century, I nonetheless haven't learn a extra strong novel."

By Shirley Li warfare and Peace's Soviet Counterpart.
"Hailed because the top battle novel to emerge from the Soviet, Sholokhov's epic has certainly solidified its place in international literature as a needs to learn for these drawn to the paintings of struggle. but, excess of an insignificant battle novel, And Quiet Flows the Don, simply as battle and Peace had performed, masterfully combines the men's martial power with the fragile sentimentalities that question conflict. The mix of peace fades into this gnawing ardour in squaddies' bones as they march off to struggle below a few reason, a reason that has purely turn into too hazy for identify. devoted to the Cossacks who've resided by means of the Don for a long time, Sholokhov follows a tender Cossack's trip into the unknown terror of battle. And Gregor Melekov's own tragedy, blends w/ an array of Cossack characters: swindlers in love, pink Guards with a faith...the plot might sound too scattered now and then, but following Tolstoy's grand culture to catch a ideally suited proposal throughout the chasms of minute info, Sholokhov depicts the pain of a humans too wrapped up in honor, not able to deal with the nascent order of latest Russia, regretful approximately allegiance to the Czar who ensured tensile peace, and finally misplaced to themselves as to "mistake one another for the enemies". we're taught that struggle does such to humans, is peace to heal the wound then? i've got but to finish this epic w/ The Don Flows domestic to the ocean, however the glimpse of peace and longing for tranquility have lengthy glittered within the eyes of Gregor and his brothers/comrades, exhausted through struggles. an excellent folks kind e-book that brings one towards the genuine photo of Cossack life--acquaint one w/ their lust, their craving, their cowardice, and their courage."

If you're strange with Russian literature you'll do good to learn Quiet Flows the Don as your first Russian novel.

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