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A young cherry tree in blossom stood before me. Down in the plain, the cherries
were already turning red, but here white flowerets were blossoming. Whether it
had rained, or whether it was dew I do not know, but the tree was entirely covered
And the tree remained the property of both and its fruit belonged to both. Every
year the Mohammedans of the Sakal family pick the fruit of the tree and divide it
in two. And when they have filled sacks with half the fruit, they take it to the village
And if the first wall was called the Holy Cross, the second one was called the
Common Tree, the third — the Common Song, the fourth — the Common
Raiment, the fifth — the Common Past, the sixth — the Common Tongue. Yet
were not 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.