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Re: Philip Gross: Rites from A Day at the Earth House
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"He also captures what may be the very essence of the appeal of the past - our simultaneous connection to it, and complete separation from it - that necessarily sounds leaden or lame when expressed in prose."

I reckon that puts its finger on exactly why there's a fascination about ancient sites. They're so near and yet so far.

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Posted by nigelswift
24th December 2006ce

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