And Quiet Flows the Don by Mikhail Sholokhov

By Mikhail Sholokhov

And Quiet Flows the Don is the good vintage huge novel so favorably in comparison to Leo Tolstoy's "War and Peace." just like the Tolstoy novel, And Quiet Flows the Don is an epic photograph of Russian existence in the course of a time of challenge and examines it via political, army, romantic, and civilian lenses. It took fourteen years to accomplish. incomes the Stalin Prize, it grew to become the most-read paintings of Soviet fiction, promoting ten million copies. It even received the Nobel Prize in Literature. the tale lines the development of the cossack Gregor Melekhov from younger lover to purple military soldier.
numerous smooth Russian novelists were hailed as successors to Tolstoy and Dostoyevsky yet this is the 1st one that benefits the excellence, and who even as is sleek, unique and common sufficient in attract trap the mind's eye of the yank analyzing public.

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I guess if we’re goin’ to give a party for Doc, we got to buy the whiskey. ” “I don’t know,” said Hughie. “I never get more than a half pint at a time myself—at one time that is. I figure you get a quart and right away you got friends.

Over a period of years Doc dug himself into Cannery Row to an extent not even he suspected. He became the fountain of philosophy and science and art. In the laboratory the girls from Dora’s heard the Plain Songs and Gregorian music for the first time. Lee Chong listened while Li Po was read to him in English. Henri the painter heard for the first time the Book of the Dead and was so moved that he changed his medium. Henri had been painting with glue, iron rust, and colored chicken feathers but he changed and his next four paintings were done entirely with different kinds of nutshells.

And if it be thought that Lee Chong suffered a total loss, at least his mind did not work that way. The windows were not broken. Fire did not break out, and while no rent was ever paid, if the tenants ever had any money, and quite often they did have, it never occurred to them to spend it any place except at Lee Chong’s grocery. What he had was a little group of active and potential customers under wraps. But it went further than that. If a drunk caused trouble in the grocery, if the kids swarmed down from New Monterey intent on plunder, Lee Chong had only to call and his tenants rushed to his aid.

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