An Unsentimental Bloke by Philip Butterss PDF

By Philip Butterss

The Sentimental Bloke and Doreen are well-known characters in Australian pop culture, yet their writer merits to be greater recognized. C.J. Dennis reworked the larrikin from a road thug right into a first rate snapshot of Australian identification, and assisted in shaping the Anzac legend. many folks appeared Dennis himself as a sentimental bloke, yet this ebook indicates he used to be a way more advanced and occasionally darker character - not just reading his funny and cute aspect, 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 stream to Melbourne as a freelancer for the "Bulletin" (newspaper), his interval of political involvement, by way of huge, immense successes (he used to be extra renowned than Banjo Paterson or Henry Lawson ever were), staggering fall, and re-emergence as an elder statesman of Australian letters.

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