And Quiet Flows the Don

And Quiet Flows the Don

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by Mikhail Sholokhov
     
 

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AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON is the immortal portrayal of a Cossack village -- beginning in the days of peace under the Czar, carrying on through war and revolution. Mikhail Sholokhov centers the story around Gregor Melekhov, a young man of the village.

Gregor's life in the home of his father, his unhappy marriage, and his fortunes in the

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Part Two Of Two Parts

AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON is the immortal portrayal of a Cossack village -- beginning in the days of peace under the Czar, carrying on through war and revolution. Mikhail Sholokhov centers the story around Gregor Melekhov, a young man of the village.

Gregor's life in the home of his father, his unhappy marriage, and his fortunes in the revolution are not only a magnificent narrative in themselves, but also a microcosm of the tumultuous world of the Cossacks.

"If one is going to talk about the best Russian novel of the 20th century, it may be necessary to go no further than AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON" --Norman Mailer

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780679725213
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
12/01/1989
Series:
Vintage International Series
Edition description:
1st Vintage international ed
Pages:
568
Sales rank:
310,433
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.10(d)

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5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON is the best war novel in Soviet times, the best Mikhail Sholokhov ever wrote and one of the all time best war novels. Life during moments of peace-whether long or fleeting is given exquisite touch through the characters who cannot avoid the war around the corner. This epic story grapples with the blindness of war where people engage in killing each other even after they have forgotten the causes and purpose of the war, regarding instead those close by as the real enemies when in reality they are fighting for the enemy who are those who manipulated them into war.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent insight into today's Russia.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago