NABOKV-L post 0010865, Tue, 21 Dec 2004 18:28:52 -0800

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Fw: Signs and Symbols: "sane" poet´s imagination and "madness"
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From: Jansy Berndt de Souza Mello
To: don barton johnson
Sent: Tuesday, December 21, 2004 3:33 PM
Subject: Re: Signs and Symbols: "sane" poet´s imagination and "madness"


Just to call back the enchanter himself, taken out of context while searching for a misterious Tomasz´ butterfly ...
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"And then black night. that blackness was sublime.
I felt distributed through space and time:
One foot upon a mountaintop, one hand
Under the pebbles of a panting strand,
One ear in Italy, one eye in Spain,
In caves my blood, and in the stars, my brain.
...............
There was a time in my demented youth
When somehow I suspected that the truth
About survival after death was known
To every human being: I alone
Knew nothing, and a great conspiracy
Of books and people hid the truth from me.
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----- Original Message -----
From: Donald B. Johnson
To: NABOKV-L@LISTSERV.UCSB.EDU
Sent: Tuesday, December 21, 2004 3:00 PM
Subject: Re: Fwd: Re: Signs and Symbols: "sane" poet´s imagination and "madness"



It was VN´s brilliant rendering of the boy´s sensations in a way that
allowed us to see the proximity of a "sane" poet´s imagination and
"madness".



If the young man was a poet why his poems are not mentioned in the story?



- George

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> It was VN´s brilliant rendering of the boy´s sensations in a way that allowed us to see the proximity of a "sane" poet´s imagination and "madness".



If the young man was a poet why his poems are not mentioned in the story?



- George