“There’s a Long, Long Trail A-Winding” and commentary

“There’s a Long, Long Trail A-Winding” is perhaps Russell’s most outstanding ghostly tale. It was for that story the he was presented with a Hugo Award. In August of 1976, before the story was published, Russell gave related a few other tales of dis-ease and some of the genesis of this ghostly narrative and read it in its entirety at The ISI (The Intercollegiate Studies Institute) Midwestern Summer School at Hillsdale College.

This story is hosted at the ISI web site, as are others of Russell’s lectures and conversations and you can listen to it here.

The story is the ultimate tale in Ancestral Shadows, a new anthology of Russell’s stories, with introduction by Vigen Guroian.

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