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Title: A Reflective Rarity in the Bearpit. "Thoughtlines: Reflections of a Public Man", by Bob Carr. [review]
Authors: Blewett, Neal
Keywords: Australian
Book Reviews
Issue Date: Aug-2002
Publisher: Australian Book Review
Citation: Blewett, Neal 2002. A Reflective Rarity in the Bearpit. Review of "Thoughtlines: Reflections of a Public Man" by Bob Carr. 'Australian Book Review', No 243, August, 16-17.
Series/Report no.: No 243
Abstract: "Thoughtlines" is a pot-pourri, with some of the characteristics of the curate’s egg. There are speeches — in and out of parliament — book reviews, newspaper articles and extracts from his political diaries. There are even chapters from a political roman à clef in which a Carr lookalike begins his comic climb up the greasy pole. The diversity of Carr’s interests is extraordinarily wide: a sample ranges from the "Meditations" of Marcus Aurelius through Proust’s "In Search of Lost Time", to a cringe-inducing welcome for Margaret Thatcher — ‘when it comes to royalty lay it on with a trowel’.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2328/1649
ISSN: 0155-2864
Appears in Collections:No 243 - August 2002

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