The Noise of Time - Section 1 - “On the Landing,” Part 2 Summary & Analysis

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Pages 29 - 36 – Dmitri recalls time he spent with Tatyana “Tanya” Glivenko at Anapa in the Caucasus Mountains. They were both 19 at the time and in love with each other, having met four years earlier in a sanatorium. Dmitri recalls that time with great fondness and idyllic language, describing it as a time of great freedom and happiness. However, the idyllic description is tempered by a sense of uncertainty on Dmitri’s part. Eventually, the relationship ends, Tanya marries someone else, and Dmitri realizes that he had loved her more than she had loved him. He then reflects upon a short story by French writer Guy de Maupassant, which he describes as representing his boyhood ideal of love: love “without fear, without barriers, without thought for the morrow” (34). This pivots to a recollection of when Dmitri met a prostitute named...

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