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The abyss on the right disappeared, the road entered a forest, then came out into
the open. Sloping meadows stretched on either side, and, since the road was cut
into the earth, the grass came up to the horses' heads. Huge stone crosses had ...
The grass grew high, and wet not only the hooves of the horse, but the soles of
my boots in the stirrups. And my guide on his donkey was dark to his knees with
the damp. The sun was setting. And again, as on the day on which we had stood
At every revolution it gained speed, and at every revolution the iron touched the
stone, more and more often and more and more quickly — and the metallic
rasping hissed rhythmically above the grass. It seemed to me that I could see
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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.