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For when it was unbraided, Elitsa's hair swept the ground, so she had to comb it
standing on high. And when she braided it, her hair reached the middle of her
calves, and the braids were as thick as her hand. The colour of her hair was like a
He was bald and had shaved the remaining hairs of his head so that his skull
shone. He suffered no hair to grow anywhere on his body — except his
moustache and a horn of hair in the middle of his forehead. I have seen other
bald men, too, ...
And she lay before me, a living skeleton, and from her skull, the bones of which
were visible, a wealth of shining black hair sprang, falling like a waterfall, each
hair shining in the sunlight. Thus the tallest grass grows over graves. And as I
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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.