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The uses of adversity

Author: Ronald Wallace
Publisher: Pittsburgh : University of Pittsburgh Press, [1998] ©1998
Series: Pitt poetry series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Poetry : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Uses of Adversity— titled after the line from As You Like It, “Sweet are the uses of adversity” - is a collection of one hundred sonnets combining the craftiness of traditional form with the effortlessness of free verse. The language is often richly textured and musical, often plain spoken and conversational, but always witty and accessible. The subject matter ranges widely from Rootie Kazootie and Froggy the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Poetry
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Wallace, Ronald.
Uses of adversity.
Pittsburgh : University of Pittsburgh Press, ©1998
(OCoLC)606936955
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ronald Wallace
ISBN: 0822940671 9780822940678 0822956713 9780822956716
OCLC Number: 37792421
Description: xii, 114 pages ; 19 cm.
Contents: Where are they now? --
Howdy Doody --
Froggy the Gremlin --
War games --
The funnies --
The voyeur --
Weird tales --
The Tivoli --
Dogs (1) --
The killing jar --
1960 --
Gin Lane --
Statutes of limitation --
Delayed reaction --
Temps perdu --
Milk toast --
Unto you a son --
1958 --
The Friday night fights --
The uses of adversity (1) --
Needles --
The last resort --
Another think coming --
My father: a life --
Thanksgiving 1994 --
The uses of adversity (2) --
Doctor Death --
Safety first --
Crowned --
Coaching --
Fielding --
Hunting --
Tonight's lecture --
Rich --
Albert's osprey --
Osprey --
Swamp --
Feeding the Bananaquits: Maho Bay --
The bad snorkeler --
Seasick --
Metaphor as illness --
Going deaf --
Tomatoes --
Conspiracy theory --
Guilty --
Dogs (2) --
Accident --
In our parents' bed --
Old man jokes --
Alzheimer's --
At the Vietnamese restaurant --
Living with pain --
Bluebirds --
The faithful --
God's handiwork --
The American dream --
Broken sonnet --
Mr. Nice Guy --
To worry --
Decision making --
Mind & body --
The pen is mightier --
The aesthetics of beauty --
Breasts --
Panties --
Masculine endings --
Mermaids --
In the garden --
On time --
Hostage --
The student theme --
The bad sonnet --
L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E --
Les poétes célèbres --
The McPoem --
American sonnet --
Sonnet to my socks --
Sea changes --
Meteors --
Pomegranates --
Morning glories --
Come out --
The calling --
The cat and the night --
Life or death --
Golden gate --
Thin ice --
A mind of winter --
Waxworms --
The wish --
Skin --
The seahorse --
The reef --
Sharks' teeth --
Tropes --
An essay on love --
Cat in the snow --
The last sonnet --
Man sleeping.
Series Title: Pitt poetry series.
Responsibility: Ronald Wallace.

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A collection of 100 sonnets which combine traditional form with free verse. The subject matter ranges widely from Rootie Kazootle and Froggy the Gremlin to Shakespeare and Nietzsche. The traditional  Read more...

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