"And Quiet Flows the don" is a novel by a Russian author Mikhail Sholokhov. It is considered to be his life work and he wrote it for 14 years. There are 4 book of the novel. The first one was published in 1928, the second 1929, third in 1933 and the fourth in 1940. He […]
Mikhail Sholokhov was a Russian author born in 1905. His roots are from the river of Don and he was very close to it.
He was a self-thought man and when he was 15 he took part in the revolutionary battles on the river Don.
From 1924 he lived in his home village.
His first novel was published in 1926 under the title "And Quiet Flows the Don". He showed how rough and brutal life in a civil war can be and he used it to show the people’s mentality. It was his life work he wrote from 1940 to 1964 and he was awarded a Nobel Prize for it.
His other famous works are "At the Bidding of the Heart", "They Fought for their Country", "Destiny of a Man"…