from page 433-434, volume 2 of original text
collage, graphite, rice and sewing pattern papers
Pevear/Volokhonsky translation page 953-954
"On receiving the news of the battle of Borodino and the abandoning of Moscow, Rostov did not experience despair, anger or vengefulness, and any similar feeling, but for him everything in Voronoezh suddenly became dull and vexing, everything was somehow shameful and awkward. All the conversations he heard seemed artificial to him; he did not know how to judge it all, and he felt that only in the regiment would everything become clear to him again."
I found it interesting to think that Rostov had trouble understanding the world when he was not with his regiment. The rules of war have become the defining structure for him and everyday life feels fake and confusing. I tried to convey this confusion in my collage. ~Trish