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  • Author:agent Den http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/dennis-c-j-clarence-james
Issue Details: First known date: 1913... 1913 Backblock Ballads and Other Verses
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Contents

* Contents derived from the Sydney, New South Wales,:Angus and Robertson , 1918 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
An Old Masteri"We were cartin' lathes and palin's from the slopes of Mount St Leonard,", C. J. Dennis , 1910 single work poetry humour (p. 11-14)
'Paw'i"Haw! Ai've just obteened a pension for mai Paw.", C. J. Dennis , 1909 single work poetry humour (p. 15-18)
The Buildersi"Behold, I built a fowlhouse in my yard!", Den , 1914 single work poetry (p. 19-22)
Wheati"'Sowin' things an' growin' things, an' watchin' of 'em", C. J. Dennis , 1916 single work poetry (p. 23-26)
The Loversi"One idle hour she sought to see", C. J. Dennis , 1906 single work poetry (p. 27-28)
'Got a Fag'i"He was tall and tough and stringy, with the shoulders of an axeman,", Den , 1915 single work poetry humour (p. 29-33)
The Chase of Agesi"Light of my lives! Is the time not yet?", Den , 1910 single work poetry (p. 34-36)
A Guide for Poitsi"I ain't no verse- 'og. When I busts in song", C. J. Dennis , 1915 single work poetry humour (p. 37-41)
Grimbles and the Gnadi"It was told me by a bushman, bald and bent, and very old,", C. J. Dennis , 1915 single work poetry humour (p. 42-48)
Langwidgei"'The flamin' cows!' 'e ses; 'e did, an' worse;", Den , 1909 single work poetry (p. 49-51)
The Joy Ridei"Ah Gawd! It makes me sick to think", Den , 1913 single work poetry (p. 52-56)
The Homeward Tracki"Once a year we lumber southward with the clip from Yarradee;", C. J. Dennis , 1918 single work poetry (p. 57-58)
Sore Throati"The pale young man he comes to me,", C. J. Dennis , 1918 single work poetry (p. 59-62)
When the Sun's Behind the Hilli"There's a soft and peaceful feeling", C. J. Dennis , 1918 single work poetry (p. 63-65)
'Urry!i"Now. Now. Ma-til-der! Ain't cher dressed yet? I declare, the girl ain't up!", C. J. Dennis , 1903 single work poetry humour (p. 66-70)
Hopeful Hawkinsi"Hawkins wasn't in the swim at all in Dingo Flat,", C. J. Dennis , 1918 single work poetry humour (p. 71-74)
Timberlandi"Tell your tales of pleasant cities, where processions never ending", C. J. Dennis , 1913-1918 single work poetry (p. 75-78)
Wearyi"Aw, I'm sick o' the whole darn human race,", Den , 1906 single work poetry humour (p. 78-79)
Hymn of Futilityi"Lord, Thou hast given unto us a land.", C. J. Dennis , 1914 single work poetry (p. 80-84)
A Song of Raini"Because a little vagrant wind veered south from China Sea;", C. J. Dennis , 1915 single work poetry (p. 85-88)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Alternative title: Backblock Ballads and Later Verses

Works about this Work

Kiplings Depth and Influence Suzanne Edgar , 2012 single work correspondence
— Appears in: Quadrant , January-February vol. 56 no. 1/2 2012; (p. 2-3)
'Parnassus Slope' : C. J. Dennis's First Years in Victoria Philip Butterss , 2007 single work biography
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 67 no. 1-2 2007; (p. 254-271)
A Bonzer Conundrum Fred Ludowyk , 2003 single work column
— Appears in: Ozwords , May vol. 10 no. 1 2003; (p. 1-3)
Selected Works of C. J. Dennis : Introduction Barry Watts , 1988 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: Selected Works of C. J. Dennis 1988; (p. 1-17)
Watts gives a substantial account of Dennis's life and work. Watts describes the success and failures of Dennis's verse, paying particular attention to the publishing strategies of George Robertson. The ever-changing tastes of the book-buying public played a significant part in the success and failures of Dennis's books and the poet's poor financial management ensured that he could afford to concentrate solely on his verse for only a short period of his life.
Four New Publications 1918 single work review
— Appears in: Northern Territory Times and Gazette , 26 October 1918; (p. 19)

— Review of Backblock Ballads and Other Verses Den , 1913 selected work poetry ; Doreen C. J. Dennis , 1917 selected work poetry ; The Mud Larks Crosbie Garstin , 1918 selected work short story
Four New Publications 1918 single work review
— Appears in: Northern Territory Times and Gazette , 26 October 1918; (p. 19)

— Review of Backblock Ballads and Other Verses Den , 1913 selected work poetry ; Doreen C. J. Dennis , 1917 selected work poetry ; The Mud Larks Crosbie Garstin , 1918 selected work short story
Untitled 1918 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 10 October vol. 39 no. 2017 1918; (p. 2,26)

— Review of Backblock Ballads and Other Verses Den , 1913 selected work poetry
A Satchel of Books 1918 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 10 October vol. 39 no. 2017 1918; (p. 26)

— Review of Backblock Ballads and Other Verses Den , 1913 selected work poetry
Untitled 1918 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Town and Country Journal , 23 October vol. 98 no. 2547 1918; (p. 2)

— Review of Backblock Ballads and Other Verses Den , 1913 selected work poetry
Backblock Ballads 1913 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 21 August vol. 34 no. 1749 1913; (p. 2)

— Review of Backblock Ballads and Other Verses Den , 1913 selected work poetry
'Parnassus Slope' : C. J. Dennis's First Years in Victoria Philip Butterss , 2007 single work biography
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 67 no. 1-2 2007; (p. 254-271)
Kiplings Depth and Influence Suzanne Edgar , 2012 single work correspondence
— Appears in: Quadrant , January-February vol. 56 no. 1/2 2012; (p. 2-3)
Selected Works of C. J. Dennis : Introduction Barry Watts , 1988 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: Selected Works of C. J. Dennis 1988; (p. 1-17)
Watts gives a substantial account of Dennis's life and work. Watts describes the success and failures of Dennis's verse, paying particular attention to the publishing strategies of George Robertson. The ever-changing tastes of the book-buying public played a significant part in the success and failures of Dennis's books and the poet's poor financial management ensured that he could afford to concentrate solely on his verse for only a short period of his life.
A Bonzer Conundrum Fred Ludowyk , 2003 single work column
— Appears in: Ozwords , May vol. 10 no. 1 2003; (p. 1-3)
Australian Literature : Books of the Day : Backblock Ballads and Other Verses Archibald Strong , 1913 single work review
— Appears in: The Herald , 25 September no. 11822 1913; (p. 1)
Last amended 19 Apr 2007 11:23:11
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