Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Collage 64

Lynn Waskelis
from page 135-136 of original text
collage and acrylic on paper
made on 4-9-10

In Part Two, Chapter XV, there is a description of a military officer: "a handsome man, foppishly dressed and with a diamond ring on his index finger, who spoke French poorly but eagerly...". A few paragraphs later, "Prince Andrei looked once more a the little figure of the artillerist. There was something special in it, totally unmilitary, slightly comical, but extremely attractive." Is this the Russian army version of "don't ask, don't tell"? Is that why he is so miserable with his wife? -- Lola

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