IRONS IN THE FIRE

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This "praise piece to molten metal — duplicitious, artful and harrowing — and to its handlers" is Nor Hall's prose "character sketch" of iron and iron workers ("the people who work iron and can't keep their hands off it"). Offering a brief history, mythology and psychology of the metal ifon — both alchemical and industrial — IRONS IN THE FIRE is itself a passionate, inherently erotic contribution to elemental poetics. "Nor Hall has culled new flowers from old vines. The myths and their figures are familiar — but ...

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Overview

This "praise piece to molten metal — duplicitious, artful and harrowing — and to its handlers" is Nor Hall's prose "character sketch" of iron and iron workers ("the people who work iron and can't keep their hands off it"). Offering a brief history, mythology and psychology of the metal ifon — both alchemical and industrial — IRONS IN THE FIRE is itself a passionate, inherently erotic contribution to elemental poetics. "Nor Hall has culled new flowers from old vines. The myths and their figures are familiar — but her way of being with her symbols is fresh, bold, and especially sensitive"—James Hillman.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781581770827
  • Publisher: Barrytown/Station Hill Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/1/2010
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Table of Contents

A Note on the Project 8
Irons in the Fire, A Prose Piece
Prelude: In the Boeotian Cafe 9
Fastforward 12
Servicing the Furnace 15
Accidents Happen 18
Child's Play 23
Potent Articulator 27
Savage & Solitary Beast 32
Women, Fire & Iron 37
Full Circle 43
Endnotes 49
End of the Iron Age, A Poem
I End of the Iron Age 57
II My Brother's Keeper? 68
III Zillah's Lament 86
IV Queen of Cool at the Gate of Dawn 100
V War's Planet 114
About the Author 127
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