Best of Didymus

By John Moat

Best of Didymus
Paperback, 160 pages £7.99
Published: 6th November 2007
ISBN: 9781900322225
Format: 200mm x 140mm


For thirty years, John Moatís Resurgence brief has been to contribute levity to the magazineís serious business of imprinting a green complexion on what planet earth claims as consciousness. The sustainability of the Didymus column has served as keynote for the entire alternative movement. But had the movement followed the exemplar more closely it might by now have startled itself with its own sparkle, its contrary vision, its range of questionable authority, its self-constructive irreverence and its capacity to approach what is serious and urgent by way of the utterly ridiculous. Just such a kaleidoscope is reflected in this collection of thirty-six tracts from the Didymus compendium. Guaranteed to crack a smile on the face of even the most jaded cynic; this beautifully-crafted book, with never a word in excess or a story simply told is full of multi-layered meanderings brimful of insight, humour and candour. A joy to read ñ this book will be savoured and revisited, like a favourite view or a good local pub.

John Moat's book is a masterly blend of warm Irish wit and cool English satire, tapped to perfection in the wordsmithy of a superb poet; Iíve been a fan of his for over twenty-five years - Adam Thorpe, author of Between Each Breath

John Moat

John Moat has written the Didymus column in Resurgence for almost thirty years. He is author of some twenty books (novels, short stories, poetry); is co-founder of the Arvon Foundation, the Yarner Trust and TANDEM, a teachersí and artistsí collaboration.

Publication Details:

Binding: Paperback, 160 pages
ISBN: 9781900322225
Format: 200mm x 140mm
Illustrations (some col.)

BISAC Code:  HUM000000, NAT011000, POL044000
Imprint: Green Books

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