McKenna, Mark: The character business: On the deluge of political biography and memoir

Mark McKenna

The character business: on the deluge of political biography and memoir‘, The Monthly, February 2017, pp. 36-41

Discusses political biographies, autobiographies and diaries from Crossman on Crossman to David Marr on Kevin Rudd. Addresses interesting question of who actually does the work of producing this genre and whether people who are not clinical psychologists or psychiatrists are qualified to pronounce on the personalities of politicians.

 

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