Тихий Дон part 12 [E–pub Download]

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Serialized in a major publication after much hemming and hawing on the part of publishers After the novel s merit was recognized universally it became a bestseller was condemned by the Soviet authorities who wanted to cut it down to safer proportions until it finally won the author a Nobel Prize Like Tolstoy s novels you will find too many characters to count here It takes place during the Bolshevik Revolution mainly out in the fray against the breathtaking backdrop of the goose sprinkled countrysides the cow studded farms the poor And Downtrodden Villages And downtrodden villages and like a subdued meta protagonist the Don river flows through it all connecting the people to the land and the history through it all connecting the people to the land and the history the land There are many memorable deaths cinematic triumphs and intimate familial spats It possesses a balanced pace and a am packed cast of everyday men and women lost in the harrying tempest of war and swept up in the history unfolding before their eyesThe only issue may be that the complexity of the political climate and many historical details may be lost on some contemporary readers I won t pretend I remember every last tripartite Russian name and the intricate conflicts of their idiosyncratic domestic and professional bonds But digging a little deeper will likely reward you if intricate conflicts of their idiosyncratic domestic and professional bonds But digging a little deeper will likely reward you if re astute This is not War and Peace Lite This is another beast of eual scope and length eually challenging fun and a fundamentally important work of world literature I am glad to see uiet Flows the Don is back in print in English Sholokhov won the Nobel Prize for this novel of war and revolution among the Don Cossack host Although painted across a backdrop of history it is primarily the love story of Gregor and Aksinya As much of great 20th century Russian literature the style harks back to Tolstoy but the subject matter is undeniably Soviet Published in 1929 uiet Flows the Don was the pinnacle of Sholokhov s career He never again produced a work to compare although to be fair to him his career coincided with the height of Stalinist conformity in the arts This was an era when simply being a famous writer was dangerous think of the careers of Pasternak Babel and Pilnyak If Sholokhov descended into the role of a party hack churning out the obligatory Socialist Realist pap at least he lived to a ripe old ageI have never understood the conventional English translation of the book s title as uiet Flows the Don In Russian it is literally The uiet Don Did the original translator Stephen Garry believe it would be confused with a story of a taciturn British academic This book was published in 1934 and is a beautifully written novel about Cossack culture and history from the late 1800 s through WWI the Russian Revolution and the civil war immediately following I knew little about the Cossacks and was fascinated by this picture of their lives culture and political aspirations all of which have apparently disappeared Sholokhov has written a work as interesting as War and Peace I think focusing on a particular group within Russian society a group in many ways uniue and colorful and he has done so with great sensitivity and beauty his descriptions of nature being particularly striking His presentations of life and war and their effects on the lives of ordinary people are often harsh but never gratuitous and tensions within a society are wrenching and poignant I understand that subseuent novels by Sholokhov have been udged to be of lesser uality but his reputation could well stand on this single novel alone. Akken regimenten blijven de Tsaar en de regering Kerenski trouw totdat ze tenslotte door de Roden worden ontwapend en naar huis gezonden Groots is in Storm over Rusland weergegeven hoe de oorlog de dorpen ontvolkt; hoe hij de soldaten aan het front en de trotse boeren omvormt tot morrende met alles ontevreden opstandigen; hoe de revolutie de niet begrijpende mensen verdeelt en tot verwoesting en broedermoord prikkelt In deze verbijsterende tijd is Grigorij Meljechow met zijn hartstocht voor Aksinja bijna een speelbal van het blinde lotHet eerste deel van deze cyclus verscheen in 1929 het vierde en laatste eerst kort voor de tweede wereldoorlog. Key to Principal Characters And uiet Flows the Don One of the best russian books I have ever read Is sweeping epic a cliche thing to sayA sweeping epic It was aight Should not have been 554 pagesThe 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 first section 2 It breaks uptakes away from the much interesting events which I ll get to in a sec 3 I didn t really care about the minutia of these characters lives after a while Their romantic drama familial drama etc all bored me The second section War is probably the best one In this one the Cossacks are sent to fight AustriansGermans The depictions of warfare in this book are consistently good This is also interesting because its where the socialist realism comes in as Bolshevism creeps through the military ranks It also stays away from the home village than subseuent chapters The next section Revolution is heavily socialist which was very entertaining Theres a reason the operatic adaptation of this won a Stalin prize It really makes you sympathize with the Bolshies in a convincing not blatantly propagandistic way This section and the subseuent one are also interesting as they depict an array of actual historical events familiar to any scholar of Russian history However we spend too much time in that tedious home village in this chapterThe last section Civil War was cool because like the previous chapter it utilizes dialogue between a variety of characters to give the reader a cool taste of all the span of political interests active in the civil war period Theres a lot of time spent in the Village here but action actually takes place there this time instead of ust fishing and sleeping around Good battle scenes and historical events It does drag on thoughBasically this book would have been great if it was half the length focused less on the village and emphasized the other strong points which I mentioned war socialism historical events

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factors of life and bolshevism I ve never read War and Peace but I have a feeling the comparison is no apt Observant goodreaders of whom there are many will have noticed the rather curious rendering of the title of this book which literally would be The uiet Don into British English Well the story goes that because a Don in British English is a member of the Oxbridge teaching staff the kind of person usually expected to be mostly uiet that readers would imagine this to be a novel about a typical Oxbridge academic and so the publisher went for the current title to make clear they meant the river although plainly they weren t troubled by the thought that readers might imagine that this would be a novel about the rural hinterland of industrial south YorkshireInstead it is a rollicking saga of southern Russia in the years of war and civil war I felt having finished the first part it was the kind of thing that Catherine Cookson might have written if she had written a story about Cossack families Civil War and communism in southern Russia as opposed to fictionalised versions of her conception and childhood set in NorthumberlandI first read it years and years ago way back in the last centur. Parts 1 2De eerste twee delen van deze tetralogie and years ago way back in the last centur. Parts 1 2De eerste twee delen van deze tetralogie in één band De stille Don deel 1 en Storm over Rusland deel 2 De stille Don deel 1In het eerste deel van de Stille Doncyclus schildert Sjolochow zelf een Donkozak het bonte leven der boeren en kozakken uit het Don gebied van vóór de eerste wereldoorlog Een leven van elementaire kracht gevoed en gesterkt door en uit de donkere dampende voren van Moedertje Aarde uit de steppen en haar eindeloosheid Als een symfonie glijdt het leven van deze mensen aan ons voorbij met hun arbeid en strijd hun spel en dans hun liefde hun smart en hun haat temidden van het grootste decor van steppen hemel. Тихий Дон part 12Y the cover blurb mentions this book in comparison with War and Peace well it certainly has both war and book in comparison with War and Peace well it certainly has both war and in it but rereading I have to conclude that it is also far far less memorable Nobel Prize for literature in 1965 from which I conclude that it is nothing new to make that award to books which are rather unexceptionalSo I was leafing through The Sunday Times a couple of weeks back miserable Murdochian right wing rag that it is and read an article that was full of praise for this old book and in wing rag that it is and read an article that was full of praise for this old book and in the Stephen Garry translation of 1934 and I thought like Burglar Bill I ll read that view spoiler if that fine fellow was in to reading rather than burglarising what so ever caught his eye hide spoiler The most impressive novel that I have read it is a masterpiece I read this book under strange circumstances as part of a group reading in a group lasted a long time and I was unable to follow its timetable so I read it occasionally and I was unable to into it This of course is bad on the one hand but on the other hand the lack of emotional involvement in most of this book can make me make a calm and objective review Of course at the beginning when I read almost normal this engagement existed as the author made a truly majestic account of life in a Tiknii Don uietly Flows the Don a novel in Four books Mikhail SholokhovAnd uiet Flows the Don or uietly Flows the Don or uiet 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 under this title in 1934 The novel is considered one of the most significant works of Russian literature in the 20th century It depicts the lives and struggles of Don Cossacks during the First World War the Russian Revolution and Russian Civil War In 1965 Sholokhov was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature for this novel 1980 1379 1960 1917 There are so many versions of this book on Goodreads because this book has been reprinted so many times It s one of those classics like War and Peace that endures It is a multi volume epic and aside from its intimidating size how is an American reader supposed to choose an edition Many of the editions I ve come across claim to be abridged and the unabridged novel series goes under varying titles It s all rather confusing Giving up after a while of browsing I finally read the Signet Classics edition at ust over 500 pages I m not worried about how abridged it is because the content of those 500 pages was brimming bursting at the seams with human endeavor war set pieces nature meditations tragic and poetic elegance intense action and a narrative which flowed like a riverThe author was in love with the Don river one would assume from its presence in all of his titles but people take center stage in his epic In fact the author was concerned with portraying the mountains fields farms and battlegrounds with eual facility but these reflections are nothing without their inhabitants The Cossacks who people this landscape are as well rounded flawed and human as many of the characters from Tolstoy If I had to pinpoint another author who could compare to Sholokhov it would have to be to pinpoint another author who could compare to Sholokhov it would have to be Except there are some fundamental differences Sholokhov had to stop his education in high school and worked many years on his 4 volume novel of the Don which he eventually. En stroomAlle gebeurtenissen in dit deel van De stille Don worden gegroepeerd rondom de hoofdpersoon de onge onstuimige Grigorij Meljechow Grigorij gehuwd met een eerbare liefhebbende vrouw wordt verliefd op Aksinja de vrouw van zijn buurman en vlucht met haar Maar dan wordt Grigorij opgeroepen voor de dienstplicht in het kozakkenleger; zijn vrouw houdt het zonder hem niet uit en als hij terugkeert heeft zij een zelfmoordpoging gedaan Storm over Rusland deel 2Inmiddels is de oorlog met Duitsland uitgebroken De kozakken worden naar de grenzen gezonden In de loopgraven groeit de ontevredenheid De revolutie van 1917 barst los; maar de meeste koz.