Friday, October 7, 2011

Collage 549

This is a dark episode of the book. It makes you question “the heroic efforts” and “the strategic cunning” of the Russian army officers. Yeah, they won the war, but at what cost to innocent victims?

I can feel Tolstoy shuddering as he writes this piece. Maybe he is even crying. -- Chris

Christiane Carney Johnson
from page 353-354, volume 2 of original text
collage, wax crayon, watercolor
Pevear/Volokhonsky translation page 888-889

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