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An Unsentimental Bloke The life and work of C.J. Dennis

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An Unsentimental Bloke The life and work of C.J. Dennis
Title
An Unsentimental Bloke The life and work of C.J. Dennis
Statement of responsibility
Philip Butterss
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The Sentimental Bloke and Doreen are famous characters in Australian popular culture, but their creator deserves to be better known. C.J. Dennis transformed the larrikin from a street thug into a respectable image of Australian identity, and helped shape the Anzac legend. Many people regarded Dennis himself as a sentimental bloke, but this book shows he was a much more complex and sometimes darker personality - not only examining his humorous and lovable side, but also his struggles with alcohol and depression, his political activism, his marriage and his financial dealings. "An Unsentimental Bloke" traces Dennis's early years in rural South Australia, his work on a bohemian newspaper in Adelaide and move to Melbourne as a freelancer for the "Bulletin" (newspaper), his period of political involvement, followed by enormous successes (he was more popular than Banjo Paterson or Henry Lawson ever were), spectacular fall, and re-emergence as an elder statesman of Australian letters."
Summary
The Sentimental Bloke and Doreen are famous characters in Australian popular culture, but their creator deserves to be better known. C.J. Dennis transformed the larrikin from a street thug into a respectable image of Australian identity, and helped shape the Anzac legend. He was more popular than Banjo Paterson or Henry Lawson ever were
Writing style
Award
National Biography Award (Australia), 2015.
Biography type
individual biography
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10446669
Cataloging source
ANL
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1958-
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Butterss, Philip
Dewey number
821.2
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
  • photographs
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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Non-fiction
Target audience
adult
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the life and work of C.J. Dennis
Label
An Unsentimental Bloke The life and work of C.J. Dennis
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Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300002469
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781743052891
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
An Unsentimental Bloke The life and work of C.J. Dennis
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300002469
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781743052891
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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