By Philip Butterss

The Sentimental Bloke and Doreen are well-known characters in Australian pop culture, yet their writer merits to be higher identified. C.J. Dennis remodeled the larrikin from a road thug right into a decent photo of Australian identification, and contributed to shaping the Anzac legend. many of us appeared Dennis himself as a sentimental bloke, yet this ebook exhibits he was once a way more complicated and infrequently darker character - not just interpreting his funny and cute part, but additionally his struggles with alcohol and melancholy, his political activism, his marriage and his monetary dealings. "An Unsentimental Bloke" lines Dennis's early years in rural South Australia, his paintings on a bohemian newspaper in Adelaide and circulation to Melbourne as a freelancer for the "Bulletin" (newspaper), his interval of political involvement, by means of huge, immense successes (he used to be extra well known than Banjo Paterson or Henry Lawson ever were), unbelievable fall, and re-emergence as an elder statesman of Australian letters.

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