Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Collage 210

Lucy Zahner Montgomery
from page 427-428 of original text
made 8/27/10
from page 339-340 of Pevear/Volokhonsky translation

Nikolai Rostov is busy foolishly losing 43,000 rubles gambling and feeling desperate.

"Oh! it's terrible to feel myself so much in this man's power, thought Rostov. Rostov knew what a blow he would deal to his father, to his mother, in announcing this loss; he knew what happiness it would be to be delivered of it all, and he realized that Dolokhov knew he could deliver him from this shame and grief, but still wanted to play with him as a cat plays with mouse."

These pinks and oranges came out much lighter than I thought they would, and with the added geometric shapes in blues greens and purple this feels a little 1960s-groovy to me. Doesn't really convey the mood of the scene. Sorry, LT.

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