And Quiet Flows the Don (De stille Don #1-2)
Sholokhov's book introduces the reader to a New World that is not merely the Don Region, but the world of the author's inimitably poetic prose; giving fifteen years of his life to the creation of And Quiet Flows the Don. He began the first book at the age of twenty, in 1926. The last was finished in 1940. While Leo Tolstoy's novel War...more
The only consistent progression in this novel is the role and treatment of women. In the opening c...more
... and now for a rather, methinks, irreverent view via a Rupert Everett (smack in the puss) film: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0384712/
Mea Culpa: see that line above re the film. NOPE! The film is more than my 'ickle heart could have imagined. Superb!
If anyone should ask me what is the best ever book it would have to be this.
A winter re-read is now top of the agenda.
Part I (Peace) is a glimpse of family and farm life in the Don River region; beautiful, simple y...more
I've been wanting to read this since high school, when my father would occasionally refer to a great book he'd read years before. At that time, the English translation of the title was AND QUIET FLOWS THE DON. He said it was about a Russian soldier driven to the point of exhaustion. He added that...more
Aside from the language, it's an epic read about a very interesting people in a crucial time in Russian history -- Cossacks during the Russian Revolution. It depicts the life of ordinary but fierce and colorfu...more
An absolute masterpiece written in a superb language!
A Nobel Prize well deserved!
EPIC Love's with Remarriage = Aksinya, Natalya & Natasha, Scarlett O' Hara & Kate Winslet as Rose
I Love Heroines - who are worth their Salt.
Aksinya - the wife of military man Alxandrovich who beats her.
She dislikes him, runs away with Gregory Nicholoyevich...
- another Russian Army man & son of Russian Cossack Farmer at Vyasheskaya
- the Protoganist of Quiet Flows the Don - Michael Sholokov's Nobel Prize winning Novel.
I clearly remember the day I bought all vol...more
I found this one...more
The first section ("Peace") held my attention because I had never read descriptions of the olde tyme Cossack lifestyle before. It was cool to see their daily life for a while (espicially as an ethnic and social group distinct from the surrounding mostly Russian peasantry). However in later sections the book dwelt heavily on the goings on of this village region. This is problematic for a few reasons. 1) we already got all that information in the firs...more
Just like in any good Russian classic, there are tons and tons of characters and it is easy to lose track of them. I certainly...more
Part three portrays the Revolution in a dull, documentary style, and all of the momentum of the novel is lost.
The civil war section gains back much of the ground with its grim and realistic portrayal of both sides of the conflict.
The third section remains jarringly bad. Unfortunate that Sholokov did not, or wasn't allowed, to brin...more
К тому же текст очень неровный. Человек, который писал о казаках, - гений; все позднейшие большевистски...more
Another reason this book was a little difficult for me was t...more
بنابراين خط به خط و کلمه به کلمه خواندم و انصافا هم لذت بردم. زير هر واژه يا ضرب المثل يا عبارت جديد يا توصيف هاي شاعرانه شاملو در ترجمه خط کشيدم.
در بسياري از نظرات ديدم که اين رمان از جلد دوم به بعد ضعيف تر ميشه، من هم از اينجا به بعد رو آرومتر و سر فرصت مي خونم، چون هدفم خود رمان...more
The beginning of the book follows Gregor's lifestyle and love life, showing the simple and at times barbarous, unpredictable way the Cossacks lived, their lives were dictated by the seasons and the great River Don and the characte...more
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