The Moods of Ginger Mick

C.J. Dennis

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Format: paperback
98 pages
ISBN: 9781920898984
Publication: 05 Mar 2009
Series: Australian Classics Library
The Moods of Ginger Mick is a collection of poems about Ginger Mick, the larrikin hero of Gallipoli. On its release it was described by the Bulletin as'finely patriotic' and 'uniquely Australian'. It articulates the Anzac legend through the verses about Mick's feats in the Dardenelles and its values of courage, mateship, nationalism and sacrifice. This new edition of The Moods of Ginger Mick, with an introduction by Philip Butterss, is a part of the Australian Classics Library series intended to make classic texts of Australian literature more widely available for the secondary school and undergraduate university classroom, and to the general reader. The series is co-edited by Emeritus Professor Bruce Bennett of the University of New South Wales and Professor Robert Dixon, Professor of Australian Literature at the University of Sydney, in conjunction with SETIS, Sydney University Press, AustLit and the Copyright Agency Limited. Each text is accompanied by a fresh scholarly introduction and a basic editorial apparatus drawn from the resources of AustLit.

Clarence Michael James (CJ) Dennis (1876-1938) was a poet, short story and features writer contributing to a range of journals and newspapers.

Introduction
Philip Butterss

The Moods of Ginger Mick
1. Introduction – jist to intrajuice me cobber
2. Duck an’ fowl
3. War
4. The Call of Stoush
5. The push
6. Sari Bair
7. Ginger’s cobber
8. The singing soldiers
9. In Spadger’s Lane
10. The straight griffin
11. A letter to the front
12. Rabbits
13. To the boys who took the count
14. The game
15. ‘A gallant gentleman’

Glossary
About the author
Select bibliography of the published works of C.J. Dennis

Format: paperback
Size: 210 × 148 × 6 mm
98 pages
ISBN: 9781920898984
Publication: 05 Mar 2009
Series: Australian Classics Library