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Published 1 December 1964 in Volume 1 No. 4. Subjects: Critical reception, Writer's recognition & popularity.
Cite as: Porteous, Alexander. ‘‘The Sentimental Bloke’ and His Critics.’ Australian Literary Studies, vol. 1, no. 4, 1964. https://doi.org/10.20314/als.09e9b833db.
'Whatever a stern criticism may say as to the abiding merit of his work, at least there can be no doubt as to the value…
A reappraisal of Baylebridge’s work in the light of what the author calls an ‘ambivalent’ attitude of previous critics towards Baylebridge.