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In The Shadow of Time

de Man coverNew and Selected Earlier Poems

by George E. N. de Man

List Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-878282-78-1
Category: Poems, Plays and Aphorisms
Pub Date: 2012
Binding:  Paperback, 220 pages
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“Like a jeweler turning gem stones over in his hand, de Man ponders matters as diverse as the cat at the foot of the bed, the passage of time, the true meaning of knowledge, and love. He writes with clarity, intelligence and charm, and in doing so manages to illuminate our lives as well as his own.”
John Berendt, author Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, and The City of Falling Angels

“In this collection George de Man is ruminating poetically on a multiplicity of subjects experienced in the mode of thought. These ruminations provide insight and move us at the same time. His meditations invite our own.”
George Hobson, poet, Episcopal priest, Canon for Theological Education under the Bishop of the Episcopal Churches in Europe – – excerpt from his introduction to this book

“The poems of George de Man are in phase with the direct poetic surrealism and Rimbaud . . . and therein lies their power of emotion. Poetry is the path of freedom, and in that there is an emotional journey.”
Christian Tourgon, poet, Grand Prix Athanor for “Dans le Sillage de l’Ephesien

“de Man’s collection stunningly combines broad allusiveness, rich musicality, and a virtuosic variety of form. In its balance of close observation of the quotidian with deep meditation on the unknowable, the work seems most nearly to resemble that of Robert Graves. Language and sensuality, knowledge and mystery, Etruscans and cats! – – anything in literary history and life opens a door for a man, now many years into the adventure, still figuring out Life and Time.”
Gary S. Hauk, VP and Deputy to the President, Emory University

“The poems of George de Man are reinforced by the imagery of life lived with intensified shades of brightness and darkness. Poems of cruelty, death and misadventure are balanced by poems of delight, exuberance and success.”
Alan N. Hall, Master Emeritus, St. Paul’s School

“From their awakening in a youthful poetic consciousness, George de Man’s poems chart a lifelong journey in an American South that time relentlessly casts in shadows. They preserve the darkening landscape of places, people, animals, and the natural world through sharply-etched memories, fantasias, and dreams. In this selection of old and new poems, the poet follows time from the nostalgic to the elegiac, recording both the weight of transcience and the lift of transcendence.”
Ronald Schuchard, Goodrich C. White Professor of English and Irish Literature, Emory University