Saturday, March 01, 2008

She said, in effect, "We're supposed to feel sorry for Anna Karenina but she was free. Why feel sorry for her? She freely loved and freely killed herself. What about us--torn from our houses and locked up for years in camps for nothing, our lives gone. Who will tell our stories?"

Educated Russian talking in "The Cancer Ward," by Alexander Solzinitsyn, where he tells, glancingly, some of the stories.