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  • Published: 1 March 2013
  • ISBN: 9780857980489
  • Imprint: Random House Australia
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 45

Reflections on Recollections of a Bleeding Heart



Ten years on, award-winning writer Don Watson reflects on Paul Keating's response to Recollections of a Bleeding Heart.

Ten years on, award-winning writer Don Watson reflects on Paul Keating's response to Recollections of a Bleeding Heart.

Ranging across the contract, roles and expectations of writing speeches for the orator to own; the bonds and boundaries of speechwriter and maker; how politics and government work in this country; and the freedoms and responsibilities of the biographer, Don Watson gives us much to consider. Including the role of the Keating government in the demise of big-picture politics and the move to poll-driven caution, the transition from society to economy and the debasement of political debate.

Including a bonus free chapter from Recollections of a Bleeding Heart, anniversary edition.

  • Published: 1 March 2013
  • ISBN: 9780857980489
  • Imprint: Random House Australia
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 45

About the author

Don Watson

Don Watson is the author of many books, including the bestselling Recollections of a Bleeding Heart: A Portrait of Paul Keating PM, Death Sentence, Watson's Dictionary of Weasel Words, Caledonia Australis, American Journeys and The Bush. In addition to books and essays, he writes films and gives occasional talks on writing and language.

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