Monday, September 5, 2011

Collage 517

Tolstoy is using Hélène's marriage quandary to give us a long treatise on social mores, the Catholic Church and the meaning of marriage. I'm always impressed with how he shapes characters to further his arguments in such a skillful way.

Lucy Arrington
from page 289-290, volume 2 of original text
collage, ink
made 5/13/11
Pevear/Volokhonsky translation page 834-835

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