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“whatever words meant/has filligreed & transmutated” writes Phil Hall; his new Brick book marks an important shift in his writing. The fascinating leaps of Hall’s language in Hearthedral may be a surprise to readers familiar with his other work, but his uncompromising honesty, his willingness to face sorrow and self remain constant. What emerges is profound and beautiful, difficult and homely: a “folk-hermetic.”
- Reconfiguring the Corpse
Albert F. Moritz, The Fiddlehead 1997
- Hearthedral: a Folk-Hermetic.
Willa Walsh, CM Magazine (September, 1998)
- Hearthedral by Phil Hall
Andrew Vaisius, Prairie Fire (Summer, 1998)
- Phil Hall. Hearthedral: A Folk-Hermetic.
James Deahl, Canadian Book Review Annual, 1996
- Phil Hall – Hearthedral
James Deahl, James Deahl for CBRA 1996
About the Author
Phil Hall's first Brick Book was Why I Haven't Written (1985). His fifth, Trouble Sleeping, was shortlisted for the Governor General's Award in 2001. With An Oak Hunch, his sixth Brick Book and ninth altogether, we proudly celebrate twenty years of association. Hall holds an M.A. in creative writing from The University of Windsor. He…
- ISBN: 0919626874
- ISBN-13: 9780919626874
- Pages: 102
- Year: 1996
- Dimensions 5.5 x 8.75 x 0.31 in
- Category: Print Books
- Cover Art:
Photograph of the rear window of Christ Anglican Church, Bobcaygeon, Ontario (Goddard & Gibbs, 1952), Peterborough Tourist Board. The back cover photograph is of a window in the Toronto Dance Theatre, and is by Marianne McLeod.