The Madonnas of Leningrad - Study Guide Part 2, p. 12 - 42 Summary & Analysis

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The Tour - Again in the voice of the tour guide, narration describes a painting called "The Stolen Kiss", in which a beautiful young woman turns away from her lover's passionate embrace. Narration comments that "...the boy is not stealing something from her. It is the moment that is stolen before she is called away."

The Past - Marina's work of packing up the works of art in the Hermitage is interrupted by the arrival of Dmitri, come to take her to dinner. The two of them go out into the street, aware of the constant drone of airborne bombers, and go to an expensive restaurant. As they eat the dinner recommended by the waiter, the chatty Marina eventually realizes she's been talking too much and asks the thoughtful Dmitri why he's so quiet. He tells her that the next day, he's being...

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