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Author Clark, Tom, 1973-
Title Stay on message : poetry and truthfulness in political speech / Tom Clark.
Published Melbourne, Vic : Australian Scholarly Publishing, 2011, c2012.
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 Floor2  BJ1428.A8 C53 2012    IN LIBRARY
Description vii, 146 p. ; 24 cm.
Note "Truthfulness is always subject to checks for aesthetic compliance"--Front cover.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [135]-141) and index.
Contents Public language is poetry -- Uses of poetry in public language and in politics -- The once and future poet -- Speech, script, and performance -- Memory and formula -- Framing -- Staying on message -- Truthfulness in political speech -- Poetic public life.
Summary Making the case, Stay on Message explores the poetics of political speeches in Australia, the USA, and elsewhere with examples of both the good and the delightfully appalling.
Audience Tertiary/Undergraduate, General.
Subject Truthfulness and falsehood -- Political aspects.
Speeches, addresses, etc.
Speeches, addresses, etc., Australian.
Political ethics.
ISBN 1921875674 (pbk)
9781921875670 (pbk) : $24.95
OCLC number 794929748