The Art of ‘Cracking Normal’


Discusses the prosody and colloquial narrative tone of Fredy Neptune in the context of the Boeotian tradition which “locates the art of poetry in the ‘vernacular republic’; the realm of common speech and ordinary life which cannot be represented through heroic … narrative”.

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Published 1 October 2001 in Volume 20 No. 2. Subjects: Les Murray.

Cite as: Clunies Ross, Bruce A.. ‘The Art of ‘Cracking Normal’.’ Australian Literary Studies, vol. 20, no. 2, 2001, doi: 10.20314/als.dc763abde9.