Monday, November 7, 2011

Collage 580

Their samovar is tipping over – life as they know it is tipping over. Helen Bezukhov dies unexpectedly. Is this a wake up call? Did anyone like her anyway? Tolstoy surely did not. Her death is a minor point in the action. Frankly, we are not that upset over it either. -- Chris

Christiane Carney Johnson
from page 415-416, volume 2 of original text
collage, Russian chocolate wrapper, chalk, dried flowers from Yasnaya Polyana
made 9/2/11
Pevear/Volokhonsky translation page 938-940

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