Reading for Thursday, 7 May
There have been a few surreal chapters in War and Peace and this is up there with the weirdest of them.
A strange sort of vision of pantheism (basically, where the universe equals God), grief for Karataev, a snippet of a Polish lady and Pierre’s old geography teacher . . . all rather bizarre.
But then we are brought back to reality, where we left off a couple of chapters ago, with the death of Petya – Denisov still heartbroken, and Dolohov rather ruthlessly planning to kill the lot of them. Whether he does or not, I can’t remember . . . we’ll have to see if we find out.