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The Albanians, who drove flocks from Macedonia to Constantinople along the
shores of the Aegean, said that banners would soon be unfurled in their
mountains. In that troubled spring I set out from the monastery on Mount Athos
with a bagful ...
But how many sheep there were in the Yurouks1 flocks, which followed them —
black flocks, white flocks, mixed flocks — no one knew. Beside the pack-mules
and horses there went a riderless saddled horse. Its owner had been slain, as
His sheep had been sold and with them his dogs, but five of them had returned,
and as they had no flock, they fought the other dogs, of which there were three
times as many as the shepherds. That is why these dogs went with Manol the ...
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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.