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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This is strongly foregrounded in InsciAllah, even in the title itself. And we may
wonder about that word "departs" (somewhat misleadingly translating "prende l'
avvio") in the dedication: does the novel "depart" from real events as one departs
Certainly, InsciAllah presents the carnage of war as anything but seductive, even
when it is the theatre of courage. Certainly, that carnage is contrasted with heart-
warming instances of interethnic and transcultural amity. Certainly, the reader is ...
The Professor's equation of his own fantasia with realta amounts to an arrogation
of more than God-like power, since the one thing which is beyond the power of
the deity as destiny (insciAllah) is to undo itself, to reverse time, to make things ...
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Reports from Other Worlds
sesso inutile viaggio
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