NABOKV-L post 0011895, Fri, 16 Sep 2005 12:11:33 -0700

Fwd: Ada´s neck

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Date: Fri, 16 Sep 2005 11:53:00 -0300
From: Jansy Berndt de Souza Mello <>
Reply-To: Jansy Berndt de Souza Mello <>
Subject: Ada´s neck
To: "Donald B. Johnson" <>

Dear List,

Someone asked how the triangular depression in a woman´s neck ( Ada´s ) was
named. In his book "The English Patient" Ondaatje wrote:
" He pointed his thick finger to the spot by his Adam´s apple and said, 'This
is called the vascular sinozood'."

Since VN always referrred to various images and ideas in a condensed way (
"overdetermination" was the word used by Freud when this occurred during
dream-work) I realized that the absence of a protuberating "Adam´s apple" ( The
garden of Eden in Ardis,etc) in Ada could also be significant.

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