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Virgin Soil Upturned, Book 2

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In HARVEST ON THE DON, Mikhail Sholokhov continues the dramatic story of the impact of revolution on the people of his native Russia. IN AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON and THE DON FLOWS HOME TO THE SEA, Sholokhov tells of the violent and tumultuous days of the revolution and the civil war. In this novel we see the same Don village, Gremyachy Log, whose people have lived for gener ...more
Fourth Printing, 365 pages
Published by Raduga Publishers Moscow (first published January 1st 1945)
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Ahmad Sharabiani
Virgin Soil Upturned, Book 1, Mikhail Sholokhov
عنوان: زمین نوآباد - جلد دوم؛ نویسنده: میخائیل شولوخف؛ مترجم: م.ا. به آذین (محمود اعتمادزاده)؛ تهران، نیل، 1348، در دو جلد؛ چاپ دوم 1357؛ چاپ دیگر: تهران، سرو، 1363؛ موضوع: داستانهای نویسندگان روسیه قرن 20 م
Andrew Weitzel
Apr 15, 2015 Andrew Weitzel rated it it was ok
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Czarny Pies
Sep 30, 2014 Czarny Pies rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: People prepared to read a book for its historical value in the absence of any literary value.
Recommended to Czarny by: Robert Conquest
Shelves: russian-lit
This novel is a classic of the socialist realist genre. It is crudely didactic according to the rules of the genre and is rigorously moralistic. This might not be great literature. However, it stands as the best portrayal we have of the collectivization process. If nothing else for the light that it sheds on a major historical phenomenon it deserves to be read.
Oct 03, 2015 Sina rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
در ادامه کتاب اول به همان سبک و سیاق و همان دفاع از کمونیسم و سیاست اشتراکی کردن. در برخی از فصل ها بیش از اندازه و خارج از حوصله روایت بی جهت ادامه پیدا میکند. ...more
Sep 21, 2007 naureen rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The only places to find this book are in my apartment (I bought the last available copy from powell's books in portland) and the nu library because mr sholokov is one of the least appreciated russian writers of the 20th century. he is an author of heart-pinching zingers, but most people probably aren't willing to wade through the descriptions of russian meadows and sunsets. Another thing that people might not be willing to wade through, unique to this book I think, is the extended farming collec ...more
Sukumar Honkote
Jun 24, 2012 Sukumar Honkote rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: i-recommend
An excellent book...contrary to other Russian authors I have read, Sholokhov does not dwell on the thoughts of the characters. The story twists and turns and is quite unpredictable. The village life has been showcased excellently. He portrays the problems of collective farming through various incidents in the book and by the end one does feel that Sholokhov is against collective farming. Many people have not read this book and I was not going to be any different. I am happy that I took the plung ...more
Patrik Kullebjörk
It might not just be a commissioned work of propaganda, but there is something clownish about Mikhail Sholokhovs account of collectivization, which makes it hard to interpret in light of the historical record.
Aug 07, 2013 Brendan rated it really liked it
The Cossack farmers in the south of Russia have communism thrust upon them. Good characters and I feel it is a good insight into the time.
Raghavendra Prasad
Nov 28, 2007 Raghavendra Prasad rated it it was amazing
Superb depiction. All should know what had actually happened during collectivisation days in Soviet Union.
Jun 14, 2012 Piraveenth rated it it was amazing
This is the world best navel and thanks to wrote to mikhail sholokov :)
Oct 23, 2010 Dinesh rated it it was amazing
I love this novel!
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Mikhail Aleksandrovich Sholokhov was awarded the 1965 Nobel Prize in Literature "for the artistic power and integrity with which, in his epic of the Don, he has given expression to a historic phase in the life of the Russian people."
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