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The Testament of the Reverend Thomas Dick

by W. N. Herbert

The Testament of the Reverend Thomas Dick

A spell-binding, and often funny, account of a cosmic journey which takes us by way of the fantastical observations of the eponymous nineteenth-century Dundonian astronomer - and Buster Keaton's nightmare world - to places beyond the stars where time ceases to exist, and angels rub shoulders with flying saucers. Herbert's is a wholly original voice, and this poetic tour-de-force from the beginnings of history to beyond the Last Judgement is scintillating, mysterious and unforgettable.

Herbert is a poet whom nothing will intimidate, and his work is more various than space can suggest.

Sean O'Brien, TLS 44

The [title] sequence is typical of a poet who is always concerned to confront the small with the big, the everyday with the historical, the human with the universal. Testament is an excellent introduction to his work...

David Kennedy, Wide Skirt

Paperback
136 pages
ISBN 0 946407 92 4
Published 1994