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And Quiet Flows the Don: Volume One

And Quiet Flows the Don - Mikhail Sholokhov Whilst the odd political/communist view of the author comes to the forefront occasionally, this is a epic caleidoscopic description of the Cossack life, which for most Westerners today is pretty unusual in the way they interacted. Hardly any joy, rough use of language when talking to each other, not much warmth o the outside but great drama on the inside of each of the personea.

In structure and themes similar to War and Peace and yet so different in this appearing to be much more real and therefore is more harrowing.