Fredy Neptune by Les Murray | Black Inc.

Fredy Neptune: A Novel in Verse

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About the author

Les Murray

Les Murray (1938–2019) lived in Bunyah, near Taree in New South Wales. The author of some thirty books, his work is studied in schools and universities around Australia and has been translated into several foreign languages. In 1996 he was awarded …

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Praise for Fredy Neptune

‘Overwhelmingly readable … lyrical, meditative, ironical, funny or dramatic, Murray plays on an inexhaustible keyboard; he even reinvents it.’ —Claudio Gorlier, La Stampa


‘A haunting, loving, fiercely democratic epic by a master poet.’ —Ruth Padel, New York Times


‘The boldest poem of the twentieth century.’ —Thomas Poiss, Frankfurter Allegmeine Zeitung