NABOKV-L post 0011685, Thu, 11 Aug 2005 20:00:19 -0700

Fw: a curious image

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From: Jansy Berndt de Souza Mello
To: don barton johnson
Sent: Thursday, August 11, 2005 6:26 PM
Subject: a curious image

Dear Don,

Besides synesthesia, VN´s imagetic precision is astounding by the way he condensed different informations.
I had always thought that the image of Ada´s tongue as hot and soft like a strawbery was sufficiently precise:
"'I can lend you my tongue,' she said, and did.A large boiled strawberry, still very hot. He sucked it in as far as it would go. He held her close and lapped her palate. Their chins got thoroughly wet".
I had not thought that visually the tongue would also look very much like a strawberry! Today I found a picture in a magazine that amazed me and I thought that you might be interested in sharing it with me... Jansy