C. J. Dennis, 1876-1938

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Biographical note

Australian poet famous for his humorous poems, especially "The Sentimental Bloke".

The Songs of a Sentimental Bloke tells the story of Bill, a larrikin of the Little Lonsdale Street Push, who is introduced to a young woman by the name of Doreen. The book chronicles their courtship and marriage, detailing Bill's transformation from a violence-prone gang member to a contented husband and father.

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