Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Collage 659

"The actions of the Russian and French armies during the reverse campaign from Moscow to the Nieman resemble a game of blindman's buff, when two players are blindfolded and one occasionally rings a little bell to let the catcher know where he is. At first the one to be caught rings without fearing the enemy, but, when things go badly for him, he runs away from his enemy, trying to move inaudibly, and often, thinking to escape, goes straight into his arms." -pp. 1068 in P/V

Emma Rhodes
from page 573-574, volume 2 of original text
collage, ink
made 10/20/11
Pevear/Volokhonsky translation page 1068-1070

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