For a Limited Time Only

For a Limited Time Only

by Ronald Wallace
     
 

ISBN-10: 0822959968

ISBN-13: 9780822959960

Pub. Date: 08/11/2008

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press

For a Limited TIme Only, Ronald Wallace's eighth collection of poems, is perhaps his darkest and most meditative to date, focusing his experiences with illness, old age, and mortality; his father-in-law's death after a long bout with Alzheimer's; his step-father's death after a  painful struggle with esophageal cancer, his own bout with prostate cancer.

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For a Limited TIme Only, Ronald Wallace's eighth collection of poems, is perhaps his darkest and most meditative to date, focusing his experiences with illness, old age, and mortality; his father-in-law's death after a long bout with Alzheimer's; his step-father's death after a  painful struggle with esophageal cancer, his own bout with prostate cancer. These personal experiences form the core of the first three sections of the book, but are mediated by theological and philosophical speculations that find further voice in the character of a “Mr. Grim,” whose angry, self-pitying, gruff, comic, self-depreciating, nostalgic, defeated, and hopeful riffs on the human condition provide a bridge to the affirmative, often comic, close. In the final two sections, in poems in praise of his dentist, his barber, his wife, his grandparents, the morpheme, Mr. Malaprop, Pluto, tattoos, hamburger heaven, sex talk, and poetry itself, Wallace once again proves the resilience of hope and humor in what is, for him, finally a world of wonders.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822959960
Publisher:
University of Pittsburgh Press
Publication date:
08/11/2008
Series:
Pitt Poetry Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
93
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.40(d)

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