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And Quiet Flows the Don (1928)
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0679725210, Paperback)The first episode in Mikhail Sholokhov's portrayal of life in a Cossack village, 1910-20. In it he juxtaposes the character of Gregor, a proud and rebellious peasant farmer, against that of Misha, an obedient Party man. The author won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1965.
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This novel follows the fortunes of the Don Cossacks in peace and war, revolution and civil war, and is centred around Gregor Melekhov and his home village of Tatarsk over the tumultuous second decade of the twentieth century in Russia. It follows the doomed love story of Gregor and Aksinia and the shifting of Gregor's political alignment from the provisional government to Communism to Cossack nationalism.
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