Virgin Soil Upturned - a novel book two
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 1960)
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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
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
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."More about Mikhail Sholokhov...