In Someone's Shadow Author:Rod McKuen In Someone's Shadow is, quite simply, one of the most direct, touching and beautiful collections of love poems by an american poet. In diary form it chronicles aloneness, the coming of love, the duration of an affair and the leave-taking. Using the seasons of the year as a platform to speak eloquenly of man's need, the words in this bookundersco... more »re the reason why Rod McKuen has become not only the most influential and best-selling poet of our lifetime, but quite possible the best-selling poet of all time.
As well as the "diary," In Someone's Shadow contains a series of verses entitled Did You Say the War Is Over?, some of the material from A Man Alone (written for Frank Sinatra) and a collection of lyrics from the writer/composer's recent songs.
In the words of Dr. Frederick Shroyer, the literary editor of the Los Angeles Herald Examiner: "That McKuen has become the best-selling poet in America is a splendid thing, because simply he is one of the best lyrical poets in America-and it is a joy when hundreds of thousands, not just a few, recognize a major poet when they read or hear one."« less