A blinding opaqueness conveys the idea of these globular lamps.¬† Later on, Hoban likens other street lamps to ‘luminous fruits bursting with knowledge’.

‘The globes of the lamps were like great blind eyes.’

Source: Russell Hoban, The Lion of Boaz-Jachin and Jachin-Boaz (London: Picador, 1979), p. 110

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