Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Collage 519

Helene- what a master of manipulation. She is strong and willful, looking for the best opportunity in one of the only ways women were allowed- through an advantageous marriage. The fact that she is already married is merely an obstacle to be overcome.

This piece looks like a spider heading for her web. Helene?

Adrienne Wetmore
from page 293-294, volume 2 of original text
collage, ink
made 5/13/11
Pevear/Volokhonsky translation page 838-839

1 comment:

  1. Love this comment, Adrienne! You make a huge allowance for her conditions at the time, yet really call her out. Lola