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Tell us a place where we can build a new village.' Manol shook his head and
said : 'There is no room for a village here; even we have built our houses in the
gully, so as not to steal an inch of the arable land. All these meadows that you
As for land for a village, I must tell you that I shall call the clan council together to
decide the matter.' Manol said to him : 'Father Ismail Bey, your word is like a rock,
or like a big tree — were a hundred souls to gather together, they could not ...
On the third day we tore down the village of Zagrad. And when, on the fourth day
Karaimam Hassan Hodja led the people out to tear down the Monastery of St
Elijah, I said to him : 'Aga, give me two guards, and let me go around to look for a
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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.