Mapping Imagined Geographies of Revolutionary Russia

PBC0046: grief at sacrifice

PBC 46 expresses grief at the loss of life at the front and, in one case, deep suffering worse than death in German captivity. The political leaning of this PBC is tsarist nationalist. During a difficult period in the war one example finds the piles of corpses to be one instance of the “eternal sufferings of the world” (W125). Another example memorializes the graves of soldiers at the Prussian border that are lonely and almost forgotten (W305). Perhaps the most poignant example describes how a place becomes wasteland after a city is bombarded and wiped out (W532). War deprives life of its meaning.


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