NABOKV-L post 0006940, Mon, 21 Oct 2002 11:15:22 -0700

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EDNOTE. How very curious! But does anyone recognize the Alleged VN quote or
paraphrase in the Phillipino newspaper article writen by one Carmen N.
Pedrosa. repeat her article below.
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> >>>Journey to Poland prefigured. The author Vladimir Nabokov of Lolita
fame
> says in one of his books that things that happen to us and in our lives
are
> always prefigured except that we are not aware of it.<<<
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> "Instead of starting with the small (childhood) and going toward the large
> (maturity), instead of starting with causal traumas and external blames
that
> determine what is to come, we start with the fullness of maturity, who and
> where and what you are in your communal world now, and read from the
tree's
> leaves and branches and dead wood backwards to younger phases as
> foreshadowings, as smaller mirrors of the larger person."
>
> from the letter, 'Life Lived Backwards,' by James Hillman to Michael
> Ventura, on p.61 of their collaboration, _We've Had 100 Years of
> Psychotherapy - And The World's Getting Worse_.
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OPINION

Journey to Poland prefigured

FROM A DISTANCE by Carmen N. Pedrosa
The Philippine Star 10/19/2002


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Journey to Poland prefigured. The author Vladimir Nabokov of Lolita
fame says in one of his books that things that happen to us and in our lives
are always prefigured except that we are not aware of it. We can recall
earlier events, memories that have a bearing or predispose us to later
events and feeling. If what he says is true, then my journey to Poland on
Monday was prefigured more than thirty years ago when I took a train from
East Berlin to Moscow. Poland from a train window many years ago seemed then
an endless forest of birch trees ≈ a forbidding landscape of white trees and
bitter cold. I will have an opportunity to recast that train window
impression into what the Polish refer to as the real nature of their country
√ a kaleidoscope of many colors and fine scenery. It is the country of
Walesa and Pope John Paul II and could be said to be the place that started
the crack on the Iron Curtain. Now ! it is among a few Communist countries
deemed qualified to join the European Union. How are its relations with the
Philippines? Although it does not have an embassy here, its affairs are ably
managed through the efficient honorary consulate under Fernando Lising,
president and CEO of UPL in a building across Fort Santiago. For the moment
Mr. Lising says there is little trade or relations between our two countries
but there are promising areas of cooperation that could be developed √ soft
coal from them and thermal energy from us. The first is their expertise and
on the second, we are second only to the US as a producer of thermal energy.
But to develop more exchanges between the two countries needs political will
says Mr. Lising. This may be more possible now with its entry into the
European Union.


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