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Fredy Neptune

Les A. Murray

Fredy Neptune

by Les A. Murray

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Published by Carcanet Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Works by individual poets: from c 1900 -

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages264
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9000210M
    ISBN 101857543378
    ISBN 109781857543377

    FREDY NEPTUNEA Novel in Verse By Les Murray Farrar, Straus & Giroux; pages; $ The recent invention of the "novel in verse" as a hybrid genre seems to attest to the novel's ascendancy over.   ''Fredy Neptune'' is a five-book verse narrative in eight-line stanzas. The line is a relaxed hexameter that stretches and shrinks without fuss from time to time; the story is that of Fred.

    Or: I'm in Singapore and know my way about takes a long time to get stale. -from Book I, "The Middle Sea" When German-Australian sailor Friedrich "Fredy" Boettcher is shanghaied aboard a German Navy battleship at the outbreak of World War I, the sight of frenzied mobs burning Armenian women to death in Turkey causes him, through moral shock, to. Fredy Neptune A Novel In Verse by Les Murray. ebook. .-from Book I, "The Middle Sea" When German-Australian sailor Friedrich "Fredy" Boettcher is shanghaied aboard a German Navy battleship at the outbreak of World War I, the sight of frenzied mobs burning Armenian women to death in Turkey causes him, through moral shock, to lose his sense.

    Fredy Neptune Quotes Showing of 1 “When preparing for Book One, I talked to a couple of psychiatrists about psychosomatic phenomena, neuroses and dissociative conditions, for example the so—called hysterical blindness suffered by many who saw the Killing Fields in Pol Pot’s Cambodia: their eyes objectively see, but they are not aware Cited by: 4. Get this from a library! Fredy Neptune. [Les A Murray] -- The author of Subhuman Redneck Poems tells the life story of Fred Boettcher, a German-Australian, in a tale which spans both World Wars, the Crash of and the Great Depression, with action taking.


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Fredy Neptune is a novel in verse, written by the acclaimed and prolific Australian poet, Les Murray. It tells the tale of Friedrich Boettcher, a sailor who loses his sense of touch after witnessing women being burnt during the Armenian Genocide while travelling with a German vessel in the First World War.4/5.

`Fredy Neptune' is a rare thing. It is one of the great democratic novels of the twentieth century, paralleling `Ulysses' in its sense of the ordinary and reverence for the everyday. And like Joyce's masterpiece, it is Homeric in its sense of suffering, exile and by: 4.

`Fredy Neptune' is a rare thing. It is one of the great democratic novels of the twentieth century, paralleling `Ulysses' in its sense of the ordinary and reverence for the everyday.

And like Joyce's masterpiece, it is Homeric in its sense of suffering, exile and homecoming/5(12). Fredy Neptune on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. “Highly charged in ideas as in language, Fredy Neptune may jump from sin to salvation and from Suez to Sydney in a single stanza, but it is no novelty act.

Neither archer nor Brand: Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Fredy Neptune [Les A. MURAAY] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. A riveting, beautiful novel in verse by Australia's greatest contemporary poet, winner of the T. Eliot Prize. I never learned the old top ropes. Fredy Neptune overflows with story; the roller-coaster stanzas stay clear and memorable: ""I leaped up, healthy again, and gravity hung my boots downwards."".

Two Extracts from Fredy Neptune The following two short extracts are from Prop Sabres, the third book of Fredy Neptune. A Postcard of The USS Los Angeles First Sighting of The Los Angeles.

Fredy Neptune is a verse novel, a classic of Australian writing that has been praised around the world. This stylish new edition contains a new afterword by Les Murray, 'How Fredy and I. "Fredy Neptune is Murray's best work yet, an almost completely successful round-the-world adventure novel in enticing, flexibly slangy (and very Australian-sounding) eight-line.

“Highly charged in ideas as in language, Fredy Neptune may jump from sin to salvation and from Suez to Sydney in a single stanza, but it is no novelty act.

Neither archer nor centaur, it is a by: 4. Buy a cheap copy of Fredy Neptune: A Novel in Verse book by Les Murray. Despite laudable efforts by Vikram Seth and Anne Carson, the novel in verse isn't exactly a fashionable genre. It seems to promise readers a ripping good yarn, only Free shipping over $/5(5).

- Buy Fredy Neptune: A Novel In Verse book online at best prices in India on Read Fredy Neptune: A Novel In Verse book reviews & author details and more at Free delivery on qualified s: 5. -from Book I, "The Middle Sea" When German-Australian sailor Friedrich "Fredy" Boettcher is shanghaied aboard a German Navy battleship at the outbreak of World War I, the sight of frenzied mobs burning Armenian women to death in Turkey causes him, through moral shock, to lose his sense of touch/5().

Like all good yarns, Fredy Neptune is never boring. It is also in verse, which is Murray’s medium. Unfortunately, the phrase ‘verse novel’ is enough to put most shoppers off (as Murray puts it), but here poetry is simply the rattle and clatter of Fred’s voice.

Author: Les A. Murray,Thomas Eichhorn Publisher: N.A ISBN: Category: Page: View: Fredy Neptune isn't, it should be said, a mere action movie in verse. After our hero witnesses the genocidal slaughter of some Armenian women, he undergoes a sympathetic reaction that would perplex the likes of Indiana Jones: I was burning in my clothes, sticking to them and ripping free again.

Fredy Neptune by Les Murray avg. rating Ratings A riveting, beautiful novel in verse by Australia's greatest contemporary poet, winner of the T. Eliot Prize. All this (I've been chokingly succinct) makes "Fredy Neptune" sound like an antipodean Tintin. Yet the subtitle suggests that this suspiciously hyper-picaresque ricochet through the hells of our.

Fredy Boettcher is no visionary. He embodies reaction, the humane sort most people have when brought up against the horror which visions and causes may bring.

In World War I Turkey, the sight of women being burned alive by a mob causes him to lose his sense of touch, as if he were burned himself. He must conceal and try to use this curse-gift over much of his subsequent life.

''Fredy Neptune'' is a five-book verse narrative in eight-line stanzas. The line is a relaxed hexameter that stretches and shrinks without fuss from time to time; the story is that of Fred.Fredy Neptune: | | Fredy Neptune | | | | | | | World Heritage Encyclopedia, the aggregation of the largest online encyclopedias available, and the most definitive.Fredy Neptune is as charming as it is profound.

Fredy Neptune, a young Australian with German heritage and bad luck, is conscripted into the army during the turmoil of the early part of this century.

In North Africa, he contracts leprosy and is forced to dodge both doctors who want to put him in sanatoriums and army officers who want to put him in prison. All Fredy wants is to go home to his.