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I dared not do it. Someone stabbed him with a knife, they cast him on to the heap
of bodies. He was looking at me and he cursed me. And when they began to cast
in the soil, it fell upon his open eyes. We buried them — the living and the dead.
Then one woman was the first to cast something at him. She cast her apron at
Momchil, and it spread above the fire and flew as silently as an owl. And others
cast things at him, and as the cave was sandy, so that there were no stones, they
roamed through the forest, shot game and cast it in to his dog. The rains washed
him, the wind dried him, his hair reached down to his waist. Three times men
bound him, and threw a beast down into the pit, to kill his dog, so that his reason
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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.