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In the light of the flashes Goran was seen carrying Granny Srebra back to the
water-mill. Then Momchil bent over Manol and called to him. 'The ram is ready.'
And they brought the boiled ram, and Old Kralyo drew out the shoulder blade, ...
She always went about bending to the earth, and when she straightened up, she
would put her hands to her waist, and raise herself painfully slowly, as if there
were a load of stones on her shoulders. A black kerchief, faded with age, was tied
I raised my eyes and saw girlish faces before me. The fires had died down still
further. They were lovely, God, as lovely as samo- divas, young, horrified and
pale. I put out my hand and took the nearest of them by the shoulder. I felt her
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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.