Saturday, July 23, 2011

Collage 473

"When the service was over, Kutuzov went up to the icon, knelt down heavily, bowed to the ground, and for a long time tried and was unable to stand up because of his heaviness and weakness. His gray head twitched with the effort. Finally he stood up and, with a childishly naive puckering of the lips, kissed the icon and bowed again, touching the ground with his hand. The generals followed his example; then the officers, and after them, crushing each other, stamping, puffing and jostling, with excited faces, came the soldiers and militiamen." -p. 764 in P/V

Lynn Waskelis
from page 201-202, Volume 2 of original text
collage, pencil, ink
made 4/15/11
Pevear/Volokhonsky translation page 762-764

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