Notes

26. Benjamin 2003, p. 15. “...the unique phenomenon of a distance, however close it [the natural object] may be” Benjamin 2007, p. 222. I personally think the use of the term “phenomenon” in this authorized translation is misleading; the aura of the object appears irreducibly distant, but “phenomenon of a distance” implies a substantive distance that can be conceptually separated from the aura-endowed object.