from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Sholokhov, Mikhail Aleksandrovich 1905-1984. Russian writer whose four-part novel And Quiet Flows the Don (1928-1940) concerns the effect of World War I and the Russian Revolution on Cossack life. He won the 1965 Nobel Prize for literature.


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  • It may well be said that Sholokhov is using a well-tried realistic technique, breaking no new ground, a technique that may seem naive in its simplicity if we set it beside that offered us in many a later model in the art of novel-writing.

    Nobel Prize in Literature 1965 - Presentation Speech

  • According to tradition, Seeger was inspired by a Cossack folksong he came across in the novel And Quiet Flows the Don (1934) by Mikhail Sholokhov, who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1965.

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  • Much as I would love to be wrong I fear there is as much chance of this happening as there was of the Soviet hack-writer Sholokhov giving his Nobel Prize for Literature to some more deserving writer - one who had not only suffered in the Soviet gulag but whose works were actually worth reading.

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  • "An epic tale by the celebrated Soviet-era author Mikhail Sholokhov - And Quiet Flows the Don - is being shown on Russian TV for the first time," reports the BBC.

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  • Also, Kerouac is certainly a better choice than Sholokhov.

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  • In the round of 16, there were still three Dostoevskys, two Tolstoys and two Solzhenitsyns along with some lesser lights (think of them as the mid-majors) like Babel, Goncharov, Lermontov, Bulgakov and Sholokhov.

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  • Sholokhov, who had almost no formal education, fit the theory perfectly.


  • But ever since the novel hit shelves in 1928, rumors have persisted that Sholokhov didn't write the book himself.


  • Sholokhov fans seemed to get the upper hand in 1999, when Russian scholars produced a manuscript of at least part of the novel in Sholokhov's own hand.


  • Who are in those suits anyway, Chekhov and Sholokhov?

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