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Image – cover of Alan Weisman, The World Without Us
(St. Martin's Thomas Dunne Books, 2007)
She switches easily as we do between the words of the conductors and our
language, the language of the earth. Her communicative presence is radiant
heavy metal, searing crystallized magnetic lines of meteoric iron, and more
complex layers underneath all this…
(The Stone Sky, pp. 47-8)
Walter Benjamin in the Bibliothèque Nationale (1939)
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