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You will go down from here to our village of Podviss, and from there, always
keeping to the river, you will pass through Zagrad and reach Prossoina. The
Konak is above the village. I cannot accompany you along this road, and I do not
That is how we tore down the church of Prossoina, on the eve of the Holy
Sabbath, so that only its foundations were left showing. But when we began to
tear down the supporting wall, which held it up on the steep bank of the river, we
tore out ...
When the uproar and the weeping had died away behind the Pass, the Voivodas
sent men to tell the Bulgarian Moslems of the new village that those who had
been born in Prossoina, could come down and take what was theirs from their old
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Earth and Sky shattering book !!!! I read it in Bulgarian my mother's tongue.... I had no idea Bulgaria had a living Literary Giant of the caliber of Kazantzakis... Makes one think if Bulgaria has given birth to men of the caliber of Manol, the main protagonist of the book and movie, then this nation will rise.... I have been fishing in the Rhodope mountain lakes as a kid and they are truly magical... but after I read this book, I started to look at that region of the world with an entirely different outlook... I plan to visit villages in that region and meet people and take photos....
Rami E. Kremesti M.Sc.
One of the best books I have read. It should be historical, but I think is about a values of life and faith. Three brothers one converted in Islam, the other two are still Christians - ready to lose them life, but sticking in its predecessors' religion. They received more support from them Islamic neighbors then coming up rapists. The destiny is curving in different aspects, but the end is loaded with a lot of hope.
It is worth reading this book.