Thursday, April 28, 2011

Collage 387

We are in Volume II, Part One, Chapter VI. The Russian emperor's envoy, Balashov, has been sent to deliver a message to Napoleon. For whatever reason, he finds it impossible to relay to Napoleon the message, i.e. get off Russian soil! Napoleon is on a verbal rampage and Balashov is brow-beaten into submission, barely able to follow the argument and completely frozen, a deer in headlights. -- Lola

Lola Baltzell
from page 29-30, Volume 2 of original text
collage, ink
made 2/18/11
page 622-624 Pevear/Volokhonsky translation

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