Oriana Fallaci: The Rhetoric of Freedom
Bloomsbury Academic, 01.10.1996 - 224 Seiten
Oriana Fallaci (b. 1930) is an awkward presence on Italian bookshelves, in world journalism and among feminists. This book, the first literary study of Fallaci, examines the implications of the storms and silences that she keeps rousing. A fully emancipated and successful woman in the man's world of political journalism, she has antagonised many feminists by her championship of motherhood and her idolization of heroic manhood. In journalism, her critics have felt that she has outraged the conventions of interviewing and reporting. As a novelist, she shatters the invisible diaphragm of literariness and is accused of betraying, or simply failing, literature.
This book focuses on Fallaci's direct engagement as a writer with major political and social issues such as women's liberation, Vietnam, Islamic fundamentalism and the space programme. A distinctive and controversial feature of her writing is the way in which she blurs the interface between reportage and fiction in an attempt to obliterate the gap that separates the word from the world.
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mother's vitalistic faith in life as something indestructible and ever triumphant.
Those final words also lay bare one of the central tensions that run through all of
Fallaci's texts: on the one hand, individual existence is a supreme value,
The Placental Text One way of looking further into Fallaci's Lettera is to inspect
the foetus bottled up in other texts. Fallaci seems to have had no predecessors,
but several successors, in interpellating the foetus - to have opened up, in fact, ...
The "end" of the text logically precedes its opening. The title provides the suture
between the two. Fallaci's text, which ends by embracing the future, logically
starts by recoiling from the present manifestations of that future. Neither that
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Reality and Rhetoric
Reports from Other Worlds
sesso inutile viaggio
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