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The moon shone over the meadow. The forest was black, so was the meadow, for
the flowers had furled their petals. Only the white milfoil shone, as if glow-worms
had perched on each floweret and did not blink. The faces and the hands of the ...
Although his face was tanned, one could see that he was pale, and his eyes
shone feverishly. 'Our womenfolk are different,' I answered, and added at once : '
No, there are none like this one.' Momchil was looking before him and not
And they all raised their hands and hid their faces, as if, instead of Momchil, the
sun had shone forth among them, and it seemed as if in Momchil's face there
were thunder and the sun shone forth, so that it blinded them. And Momchil said :
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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.