Clarence James Dennis
Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis, better known as C. J. Dennis, (7 September 1876 – 22 June 1938) was an Australian poet known for his humorous poems, especially "The Songs of a Sentimental Bloke", published in the early 20th century. Though Dennis's work is less well known today, his 1915 publication of The Sentimental Bloke sold 65,000 copies in its first year, and by 1917 he was the most prosperous poet in Australian history.
Together with Banjo Paterson and Henry Lawson, both of whom he had collaborated with, he is often considered among Australia's three most famous poets.
While attributed to Lawson by 1911, Dennis later claimed he himself was the 'laureate of the larrikin'. When he died at the age of 61, the Prime Minister of Australia Joseph Lyons suggested he was destined to be remembered as the 'Australian Robert Burns'.
Birth and Death Data: Born September 7th, 1876 (South Australia), Died June 22nd, 1938 (Melbourne)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1918
Roles Represented in DAHR: author
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||C-21662||12-in.||1/16/1918||The singing soldiers||James H. Heron||Recitation, unaccompanied||author|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Dennis, Clarence James," accessed December 2, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102050.
Dennis, Clarence James. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 2, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102050.
"Dennis, Clarence James." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 2 December 2020.
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