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Fredy Neptune : a novel in verse

Author: Les A Murray
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, ©1999.
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A novel in verse on the adventures of a German-Australian sailor early this century, eg. "The first I heard that the War had really come / was a black-faced officer with a target and a church / on his cap, directing sailors to rip / our decks up, for the coal below. / I turned out of my hammock / to fight them--and our bos'un chucked me a shovel: / We're coaling that battlecruiser. / There! The English are after  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Novels in verse
Poetry
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Les A Murray
ISBN: 0374158541 9780374158545
OCLC Number: 40163586
Description: 255 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The Middle Sea --
Barking at the Thunder --
Prop Sabres --
The Police Revolution --
Lazarus Unstuck.
Responsibility: Les Murray.
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A novel in verse on the adventures of a German-Australian sailor early this century, eg. "The first I heard that the War had really come / was a black-faced officer with a target and a church / on his cap, directing sailors to rip / our decks up, for the coal below. / I turned out of my hammock / to fight them--and our bos'un chucked me a shovel: / We're coaling that battlecruiser. / There! The English are after her!" By an Australian writer.

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