The Sentimental Bloke

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The Sentimental Bloke The book has no illustrations or index Purchasers are entitled to a free trial membership in the General Books Club where they can select from than a million books without charge Subjects Australian p

  • Title: The Sentimental Bloke
  • Author: C.J. Dennis
  • ISBN: 9780207186783
  • Page: 215
  • Format: None
  • 1 thought on “The Sentimental Bloke”

    1. CJ Dennis is my favourite Australian writer. I love the way he manages to get the sound of his character's speech into the written word. It can be a challenge to read but once mastered his stories are a delight to read.

    2. CJ Dennis begins this little book of verse with a gentle parody of Romeo and Juliet, with a working class Romeo smitten by his Doreen, putting the strine vernacular into heroic stanzas. But unlike Juliet she redeems him from thuggery and the pair living happily ever after in married bliss. But his friend Mick, a surrogate Mercutio, apparently goes off to die in the trenches of World War 1. Other poems combine humour and sympathy looking into the lives of bullockies and swagmen who grow old in th [...]

    3. Larrikin Aussie humour of an earlier generation. I first came across C J Dennis's books through my father, who would read from them out loud. It didn't matter how often we'd heard the verses before - we'd still crack up with laughter. The books are totally out of fashion nowadays, but I hold on to my copy of the Bloke tenaciously, and dip into it when I feel the need for a bit of corny humour. It never fails to cheer me up.

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