The Isolation Booth
A Tribute Web Site to Hugh Hood

 

Much in the same design as my other website strangefugitive.johnwmacdonald.com I have displayed the many images of the works of the late Canadian author, Hugh Hood.  The name of this site derives its name from The Isolation Booth - Hugh Hood's first published short story.  Prominently featured as the lead piece of fiction in Issue Nine, Autumn 1958, the now defunct Canadian literary quarterly The Tamarack Review sold for $1 upon its publication earning Hood $28 for the submission.  Included in this issue were such notables in Canadian literature as Robert Fulford, Irving Layton, Alden A. Nowlan, D.G. Jones, and Milton Wilson among others.  This short piece was to be the beginning of a life-long literary journey that has yet to be matched in Canadian letters in scope and depth. 

The latest, and overdue, critical appraisal of Hood's major effort, The New Age 12 volume series, was done by W.J. Keith in 2002:
Canadian Odyssey: A Reading of Hugh Hood's The New Age /Le nouveau siecle.  Just for fun, I have also added the various pictures of the author on a separate page on this site.  Thank you for your interest in viewing this website.  I hope that after viewing this site you are interested in purchasing and reading the many works of the late Canadian author, Hugh Hood.

For further reading, see also the Hugh Hood
wikipedia bibliographic entry that I started for more detailed information.  (Feel free to edit this entry as you wish.) This web site is purely and entirely for my personal interest, and in some small way I wish that it stimulates you to read further.  By the way, none of the books listed here are for sale or for lending out.  Why, you may ask, do I have this site online?  My answer: Why not...  He's a nice guy who wrote neat stories.

Welcome to "Hugh Hood: The Isolation Booth" on johnwmacdonald.com Click on any thumbnail photo below for a larger image.

 

 

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