By Mikhail Sholokhov
And Quiet Flows the Don is the nice vintage enormous novel so favorably in comparison to Leo Tolstoy's "War and Peace." just like the Tolstoy novel, And Quiet Flows the Don is an epic photograph of Russian lifestyles in the course of a time of trouble and examines it via political, army, romantic, and civilian lenses. It took fourteen years to accomplish. incomes the Stalin Prize, it grew to become the most-read paintings of Soviet fiction, promoting ten million copies. It even gained the Nobel Prize in Literature. the tale strains the growth of the cossack Gregor Melekhov from younger lover to crimson military soldier.
a number of glossy Russian novelists were hailed as successors to Tolstoy and Dostoyevsky yet this is the 1st one that advantages the excellence, and who even as is glossy, unique and common adequate in entice seize the mind's eye of the yankee examining public.
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1936 Cather publishes Not Under Forty, a collection of literary critiques. 1940 She publishes Sapphira and the Slave Girl. 1945 The Best Years, Cather舗s last novel, is published. 1947On April 24 Willa Cather dies of a cerebral hemorrhage in her Madison Avenue apartment in New York City. She is buried in New Hampshire. 1948 The Old Beauty and Others, a collection of Cather舗s shorter fiction, is published. 1949 Her literary treatise On Writing is published. 1974 Cather is inducted into the Hall of Great Westerners in Oklahoma City.
Big white flakes were whirling over everything and disappearing in the red grass. (page 42) Š Whenever I saw her come up the furrow, shouting to her beasts, sunburned, sweaty, her dress open at the neck, and her throat and chest dust-plastered, I used to think of the tone in which poor Mr. 舡 (page 78) Š Winter lies too long in country towns. 舡 (page 142) Š She remembered home as a place where there were always too many children, a cross man and work piling up around a sick woman. (page 174) Š In that singular light every little tree and shock of wheat, every sunflower stalk and clump of snow-on-the-mountain, drew itself up high and pointed; the very clods and furrows in the fields seemed to stand up sharply.
143). Jim recalls that in response to Lena舗s flirtatious effort to help remove sand from his hair, 舠Ɠntonia pushed her away舡 and said, 舠sharply,舡 舠You舗ll never get it out like that舡 (p. 144). In spite of this underlying tension, Lena and Ɠntonia never aggressively compete for Jim舗s attention. Rather than presenting the predictable melodrama of a romantic triangle, Cather merely suggests that complex emotional dynamics are at work among these three friends. In one sense, Lena appears to win this understated contest, since it is she and not Antonia who enjoys a romance with Jim during his time as a college student in Lincoln.