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The Don Flows Home to the Sea

(Tikhiy Don #3-4)

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The Don Flows Home to the Sea (1940) is the second in the series of the great Don epic (Tikhii Don) written by Mikhail Sholokhov. It originally appeared in serialized form between 1928 and 1940. The English translation of the second half of this monumental work appeared under this title in 1940.

The novel follows the fortunes of the Don Cossacks in peace and war, revolution
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Paperback, 828 pages
Published 1976 by Penguin Books (first published 1940)
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Ahmad Sharabiani
And Quiet Flows the Don (And Quiet Flows the Don #3-4), Mikhail Sholokhov

Tiknii Don = Quietly Flows the Don: a novel in Four books

And Quiet Flows the Don or Quietly Flows the Don or Quiet Don, is an epic novel in four volumes by Russian writer Mikhail Aleksandrovich Sholokhov.

The first three volumes were written from 1925 to 1932 and published in the Soviet magazine Oktyabr in 1928–1932, and the fourth volume was finished in 1940.

The English translation of the first three volumes appeared unde
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Monty Milne
Jul 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What a joy to discover the sequel to “And Quiet Flows the Don”, which I never knew existed until I stumbled across both volumes in a second hand bookshop. It’s even better than the first volume, because the cumulative effect of all those hundreds of absorbing pages pulls you in ever deeper into the narrative. And it never lets up, not even to the very last page. What a master craftsman Sholokhov was, even if one senses he was not a barrel of laughs. True, there are no really likeable characters, ...more
Saman
اين كتاب عاليه. حالا حساب كن دو بار حروفچيني كتاب به كل عوض بشه. بعد شاملو بياد براي كاربردي كردن اصطلاحات كتاب "كوچه"، كل اصطلاحات آن كتاب رو در ترجمه‌ي اين كتاب استفاده بكنه و بزرگ‌ترين آرزوي اواخر عمرش اين باشد كه روي اين كتاب را ببيند، و نبيند و بعد از پونزده شونزده سال به اين كتاب مجوز بدهند و من هم خيلي شاملو رو دوست داشته باشم و تازه درسم تموم شده باشه و بي‌كار باشم و كتاب گرون باشه و من اون موقع پول نداشته باشم اين كتاب رو بخرم و خيلي دلم بخواد اون رو داشته باشم و بعد بهم هدیه بدهند! خوب ...more
Rich Yavorsky
May 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"Need isn't your own mother, but it makes people kin."

Far and away this tragic title was more gripping and impactful than its predecessor, 'And Quiet Flows the Don'. (The two books combine to make the single epic 'The Quiet Don'.) Reading AQFD in advance is required. Further, AQFD is the only volume of the two actually still in print (and by 'print' I mean 'print only'--neither e-book nor audio exist for either title). The internet is surprisingly devoid of any form of study guides or analysis,
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David
Jul 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone
1966 Vintage Books printing of the 1940 Knopf edition. I liked this even more than the previous part of the story recounted in "And Quiet Flows the Don." Deals with the very difficult situations faced by the characters during the Russian civil war. I'm surprised the Soviets allowed it to be published in 1939!
Robert burke
Apr 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Book 2 of the Quiet Don saga. Continues the story of Cossack Gregor Melekhov. Despite the controversy over plagiarism, I highly recommend both novels, they are a great read. I wish that there was another English translation of these novels.
Elizaveta Belugina
Epic!
Baaska Baaska
Jun 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Бас л гоё уран бичжээ. Зарим хэсэгт ч байнга дайн тулаан гарахаар их хэцүү л санагдах юм. Дайны цаг үе ч хэцүүхэн байжээ. Төгсгөлд нь гэрийнхэн нь ихэнх нь л үрэгдээд төгслөө дөө.
Mehdi khani
میشاتکا همان جور بی این که پدرش ر ا نگاه کند آرام جواب داد:-عمه دونیا خوب است اما پالی کوشکا تو همین پاییزی مرد.گلو درد شده بودعمو میخاییل ام هم سرباز شده...ئ

و حالا آن مختصر چیزی که گریگوری تو شب های دراز بیدار خوابی به اش فکر کرده بود به تحقیق رسیده بود:گریگوری آنجا جلو دروازۀ سامانۀ اجدادی اش پسرش را تنگ به آغوش گرفته بود.این تنها چیزی بود که از زنده گی اش برایش باقی مانده بود:تمام آن چیزی که هنوز او را زیر این آفتاب سرد به زمین و به این جهان عظیم پیوند می داد
Svyatoslav Novgorodcev
Теперь я познал жизнь!
Jez
Apr 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
Sequel to: And Quiet Flows...

Just as engaging, but suggest taking a break between the two (with something lighter).
Czarny Pies
I would give this book another star or two if its excessive length was not out of all proportion with its modest good points.

The strength of Volume Two is that it provides an excellent analysis of the world view of the Don Cossacks during the Russian Civil War (1917-1922). The Cossacks were a caste of freeholders formally recognized in 1710 who lived on the Southern Frontier of Tsarist Russia. Whereas most Russians were serfs, the Cossacks were free and could own land. In return for these privil
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Droid-Huyoid
Тихий Ужас.

По-скотски написанный скотобазой-приспособленцем роман о скотах.

Херня, полная сельского говора, ненужных персонажей и описаний, ну и конечно же всё это сдобрено фирменным шолоховским стилем, который заёбывает читателя своим примитивом и однообразием уже на 30 странице.

Родился в свинарнике, пожил в говне, как говно и помер говном, нет в романе ничего "возвышенного" или "глубокого", сплошная грязь и похабщина, если и есть некий намёк на что-то "высокое", то автор будто бы нарочно обходи
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Thomas Guidotti
Jul 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites, russians
The Quiet Don was an unforgettable journey from beginning to end. Sholokhov's book is a masterpiece because the characters are all so human. Their decisions aren't always rational, but that is because humans aren't always rational. Every one of them is relatable on one level or another. Gregor's journey from a fiery young cossack with a quick temper to a disillusioned old man is the centerpiece of the novel but each of the characters in the Melekhov family has an arc of their own. The chapter in ...more
Alistaire King
Jul 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This continues the high standard of Quiet Flows The Don. It is obvious that Sholokhov loves the Don region by the vivid descriptions of the region. The sights, sounds and even smells are magnificently evoked. Sholokhov was a convinced Communist but despite this he tried to be as even handed as anyone could be in Stalin's Russia to the doomed Cossacks. You sense that he feels the loss of their way of life even though as a Marxist he would see their attitudes as reactionary and not in line with th ...more
James Violand
Apr 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own
This is the second volume to the two-part historical novel by Sholokov. I only found out of its existence by being stupefied when finishing the first volume, things just didn’t add up. Penguin should publish both as a two-part work.
Sholokov immerses the reader into the culture, community and fundamentals of the once thriving Cossack population inhabiting the area north and east of the Black Sea to the Caspian Sea and the surrounding Steppe. A riveting work along the lines of War and Peace concer
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Trounin
May 09, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Сломаться может каждый. Сломался и Михаил Шолохов. Его слог утратил прежний блеск, а представленное им для читательского внимания повествование служит тому наглядным доказательством. Почему такое произошло? Во-первых, Шолохова очень хвалили, что редко сказывается положительно. Во-вторых, Шолохов переосмыслил прежде написанное, решив сконцентрироваться на описании роста влияния большевиков, ничего толком не объясняя. Он мешает с грязью казаков, не делая между ними особых различий. Получается, каз ...more
Claire
Nov 25, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow. Wow. Wow.
These books (And Quiet Flows the Don and this one) are forever wrenching my heart and dazzling me with gorgeous imagery. Sholokhov has created an amazing world around the Don Cossacks during the early 20th century. It is brutal, violent and harsh. Yet, these characters still find joy in the world, amidst WWII and civil war. I've been brought close to tears (this is probably the first novel that has done it to me) and been elated for these characters. I buy this book over and over i
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Svetlana Kozhina
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Ksenia Pleskach
Jul 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Лучшее классическое произведение, которое я когда - либо читала. Всех моих впечатлений и не описать. Настолько животрепещуще здесь показана вся жестокость, безжалостность и неистовство войны, но в тоже время доброта, уют и любовь простого народа. Я никогда не читала такие по - настоящему массивные книги настолько быстро, и я не жалею ни секунды потраченного времени, потому что эта книга полностью перевернула моё восприятие жизни. Тихий Дон оказался не таким уж и тихим, а скорее кровавым.
Trounin
Для шолоховского казака любой бунтарь — казак. Именно казаки восставали против действующей власти и несли разрушение. Примеров этому в истории есть достаточное количество. Новое время требует ещё одного великого казака, способного справиться с волнением людских масс и встать во главе разрастающегося пожара. Таковым становится Владимир Ленин — яркий пример, вписывающийся в логику размышлений действующих лиц «Тихого Дона».

(c) Trounin
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Jerry Pogan
Mar 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
An excellent book. It was a bit long (775 pages) and tended to drag in places but all in all really quite good.
Vitaliy
Dec 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Одна из самых сильных книг, которые мне приходилось читать.
Melissa
Jun 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Almost everyone dies. It's so gloriously Russian.
Илья Кокорников
просто интересно читать
Olga Pascal
Aug 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Brilliant novel. Is one of the best books, that I have read during this year. Characteristic of people, history, behaviour, values and many more you can dip out from this ingenious book.
DYADYA FEDOR
тихо там!
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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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Tikhiy Don (7 books)
  • Ve Durgun Akardı Don (Cilt 1)
  • الدون الهادئ #2
  • Ve Durgun Akardı Don (Cilt 3)
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