My column this time is about two neglected writers of incredible virtue (or vice, depending on your druthers): John Calvin Batchelor and Brian McNaughton.
Shadow Cabinets are the great equalizers, the great communicators. It is only within the dark confines of a Shadow Cabinet, like certain Cabinets of Curiosities, that books and authors with little in common find themselves shoved up against one another, under glass. Like the eccentric elements in photographs by Rosalind Purcell, juxtapositions create their own classifications.
I’m still finding my sea legs with this feature tone-wise, but it’ll level out shortly, I’m sure.