During [his] year of unemployment, he took a job briefly in answering customer inquiries for a radio manufacturer, but he could not understand how his colleagues managed to work without a nearby window. In fact, many preferred no window at all. It was only Mr Dubkin who liked the chance to look out on the world, to gaze on, with particular attention, the formations of swooping birds.
My favourite article from the upcoming New Escapologist Issue 6 is a biographical item by Reggie Chamberlain-King about the gentle naturalist Leonard Dubkin. The article is illustrated throughout by the incredibly talented Peter Landis Blair.
Issue 6—Against the Grain—can now be pre-ordered from the shop.