« The whistle of the old steam trains … could conjure up visions of bleak distances with one solitary wail. » — M.C. Beaton
A couple of years back, I gave our readers an introductory sample of the genius (hardly too strong a word in his case) of Rowland Emett (1906-1990), and vowed I would return with a fuller, more lingering look.
Since I got the biographical trimmings out of the way that time, today, I’ll merely offer you an even dozen of my favourites.
Great stuff! “The Bird Watcher’s Special to Twittering Woods” reminds me of Charles Bragg’s “Ship of Fools”:
Spot on, Neal. Good catch — and thanks for the kind words. Emett’s work is truly something special, a fully realised world one would love to visit and linger in.