Translating Fredy Neptune: Interview with Thomas Eichhorn


The following is an interview by correspondence. In early June 2004 I sent a questionnaire with eight queries to Thomas Eichhorn, the highly praised German translator of Fredy Neptune. He lives in Leipzig, a city situated in the part of Germany that was previously the socialist/communist German Democratic Republic, the state where he grew up and received his education (see below). In a letter to me dated 2 July 2004, he generously answered all my questions. Marianne Ehrhardt kindly translated this letter, incorporating the questions (now set in italics).

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Published 1 May 2005 in Volume 22 No. 1. Subjects: Translations & translating, Les Murray.

Cite as: Petersson, Irmtraud. ‘Translating Fredy Neptune: Interview with Thomas Eichhorn.’ Australian Literary Studies, vol. 22, no. 1, 2005, doi: 10.20314/als.22e5141e31.