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 Post subject: C. J. Dennis
PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 4:29 pm 
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I've posted a couple of C. J. Dennis-related items on my blog.

The first relates to the progress being made in the attempt to protect "Carrington Hall", where Dennis lived for most of 1915 and 1916, and wrote "The Moods of Ginger Mick".

You can find it here:
http://www.stephenwhiteside.com.au/carr ... rotection/

The second relates to Sassafras Creek, and its role in the writing of the early poems in "The Glugs of Gosh".

You can find it here:
http://www.stephenwhiteside.com.au/the- ... ras-creek/

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 Post subject: Re: C. J. Dennis
PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:52 pm 
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Fascinating stuff, Stephen.

Firstly, congratulations on the early success of efforts to preserve "Carrington Hall" - it would be such a shame to lose something that played such a pivotal part in the creative life of CJ Dennis.

Also, what an interesting story about Sassafras Creek! I had no idea of the "Glugs" connection, or the involvement of Mrs Aeneas Gunn. A stroll along Sassafras Creek has definitely now been added to my bucket list! :D

With Toolangi on the horizon, I am re-reading "The Glugs of Gosh" which I haven't read for some time. I'm discovering and loving it all over again - so clever! I love satire, and I love nonsense - so on all counts it is a winner with me!

On the Perry Middlemiss website I discovered "The Griefs of Ancient Gosh" written some time later in 1935 - and have to say that it is a very worthy "sequel" indeed!

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Shelley

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 Post subject: Re: C. J. Dennis
PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 7:18 pm 
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Thanks, Shelley - and thanks, too, for the tip about that poem. It's not one I've read before. How interesting that he came back to the Glugs so late in life. I didn't know that he had done that. Good on him!

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 Post subject: Re: C. J. Dennis
PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 11:21 pm 
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Isn't it a little gem, Stephen? I thought the fact that Den revisited Gosh after so many years just shows how dear it must have been to him.

Having been a Government Department employee for the better part of my working life, I can confidently say that bureaucracy in the "Land of Gosh" is alive and well! I related to every aspect!

For others who may be interested in reading "The Griefs of Ancient Gosh" written in 1935 (18 years after the publication of "The Glugs of Gosh") - here's the link (you won't be disappointed) ...

http://www.middlemiss.org/lit/authors/d ... agosh.html

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Shelley

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 Post subject: Re: C. J. Dennis
PostPosted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:12 pm 
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Yes, Shelley, I expect you're right.

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