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'That bell is like a man's voice,' he said. 'And even if you're lying on your pallet, as
soon as you hear it you know what the weather is like outside. In winter, the snow
-covered bell rings briefly with a dead sound — it does not echo long, it rings ...
I heard Sevda's voice : 'Manol Kehayal Manol!' And Manol's voice : 'Get out!' '
Manol ! ' Sevda repeated with a tremor. 'Get out ! ' Manol repeated coldly. 'Let her
be, Manol,' several voices begged. 'Perhaps she brings news.' 'Who can get into
His voice was weak and the wind scattered it. Old Galoushko, the White One and
Sherko did not reply. The wind blew the old man's white beard and his son's
black hair about. Karaiman Hassan Hodja said : 'Accept the True Faith.' Again
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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.