The Sentimental Bloke and His Critics


The history of The Sentimental Bloke and his critics presents a number of interesting questions which in the first instance are literary, but expand into a wider reference that I shall loosely call 'social'. A range of questions arises, about the intrinsic merits of the work, about the nature of the critical response to it, about the popular response, and about the relationship between these two last.

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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, doi: 10.20314/als.09e9b833db.