Archive for July, 2010

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Mary, pp. 91-93: the poems in the letters?

July 15, 2010

The letters between Ganin and Mary contain four snippets from poems, only one of which is identified as authored by Podtyagin: Read the rest of this entry ?

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Mary, p. 91: “like a cabbage white butterfly”

July 15, 2010

The exchange of letters between Ganin and Mary is evocatively described:  “There was something touching and wonderful about the way their letters managed to pass across the terrible Russia of that time–like a cabbage white butterfly flying over the trenches.” Read the rest of this entry ?

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Mary, p. 88: “he remembered the whole of the Crimean winter, 1917-1918″

July 14, 2010

Ganin remembers his time as a combatant in the northern Crimea and Yalta, the holiday resort on the shores of the Black Sea, during the momentous twelve months of 1917-1918, Read the rest of this entry ?