Monday, October 17, 2011

Collage 559

Pierre had decided not to vacate Moscow like all the other nobility. Instead, he hatched a plot to assassinate Napoleon. It really wasn't much of a plan; he never even decided which weapon to use or how he would get access to Napoleon. In any case, shortly after the French sack Moscow, some French soldiers find Pierre in a house and are questioning him. A French officer is confused about Pierre's identity and asks him whether he is a Frenchman or Russian prince incognito.  So I copied out his question in French and incorporated it into this collage. I also used a map from Paris and French short stories for kids. -- Lola

 Lola Baltzell
from page 373-374, volume 2 of original text
collage, ink
made 6/10/11
Pevear/Volokhonsky translation page 904-905

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