Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Collage 498

In the slowly dispersing powder smoke over the whole space through which Napoleon was riding, horses and men lay in pools of blood, singly and in heaps. Never yet had Napoleon or any of his generals seen such horror, so many men killed on such a small space. The roar of guns, which for ten hours had never ceased to torment the ear, gave the spectacle a special significance (like the music in tableaux vivants.) Napoleon rode out to the height of Semyonovskoe and saw ranks of men in uniforms of a color his eyes were not accustomed to. These were Russians.

Lynn Waskelis
from page 251-252, Volume 2 of original text
collage, ink
made 5/6/11
Pevear/Volokhonsky translation page 803-805

1 comment:

  1. Please for Christ sake help this poor boy from Haiti.