Saturday, July 9, 2011

Collage 459

"Well how's your father?"
"Yesterday I received news of his passing away," Prince Andrei said shortly.
Kutuzov looked at Prince Andrei with wide-open, startled eyes, then took off his cap and crossed himself: "God rest his soul! His will be done with us all!" He sighed deeply, with his whole chest, and fell silent. "I loved and respected him, and I sympathize with you wholeheartedly." He embraced Prince Andrei, pressed him to his fat chest, and did not let go of him for a long time. When he did, Prince Andrei saw that Kutuzov's swollen lips were trembling and there were tears in his eyes. He sighed and took hold of the bench with both hands in order to stand up.
-- p. 740 in P/V

Lynn Waskelis
from page 173-174, Volume 2 of original text
collage, ink
made 4/8/11
Pevear/Volokhonsky translation page 739-741

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