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They passed beside us, turned along the veranda and sat down near the parapet
which was at right angles to me. When I saw the wandering look with which the
fat woman followed Karaibrahim, I began to laugh. I imagined her naked beside ...
Kyoshk (T) = raised part of a covered veranda, projecting over a courtyard. ''
Temaneh (T) = Turkish salute. The ground, one's breast, lips and forehead arc
touched to do honour to someone. " Where there were no inns, there were 'open'
The Spahis came down the stairs of the right-hand veranda, and after them came
their servants. The servants placed cushions on the cobblestones, and over them
they spread gaily-coloured rugs, and the Spahis sat cross-legged in comfort ...
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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.