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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The fantastic in Penelope appears from the opening scene, a monologue by
Giovanna's boss, to which Giovanna replies absently, her mind on childhood
memories of a wounded US serviceman, Richard, hiding in her parents' house in
One is the pacing to and fro of footsteps on the floor above Richard's room during
Richard and Giovanna's first night (Chapters 4 and 5) and repeatedly thereafter,
eventually revealed to be those of the tyrannical Florence. Another is the ...
are involved in media, with an illusory power over people's perceptions of the
world: Richard is a magazine photographer; Bill, a playwright, discusses writing
with Giovanna; both men hold forth in lofty and sprightly style about the masses ...
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Reality and Rhetoric
Reports from Other Worlds
sesso inutile viaggio
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