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And as he spoke he handed it to me and showed me the honey with his eyes. I,
too, looked at the honey. And I saw that the sun had stopped in its middle and
had melted it entirely. I took the little dish, and into it, I dipped the twig, which had
There was no one else in the courtyard besides the notables and the four
soldiers. Some of the notables lay on the ground, others stood. Some covered
their eyes with their hands and cloaks, for the sun blinded them; others covered
their ears ...
But even those who bent down to leave something before me, and those who
passed me by, did not raise their eyes to look at me. Could I be angered with
them, as I had neither kith nor kin, and these folk would be also putting out a
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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.