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 asymmetrical irreversibility of time is what narrative is largely about. The
novel's fatalistic title - insciAllah, which means "as God wills" - is revealed in
Ninette's letter as the answer to Boltzmann's Formula of Death: acceptance of
The literal deflation of the sexual fantasies of the male ego throws into contrastive
relief the tragic story of Ninette, in whom the female subject, externally focalized
and grandiose in its isolation, re-enters the narrative world which Oriana in her ...
The fragmented Oriana-figure (who may also call herself Giovanna-Penelope or
Ninette or mother) stands as an overt challenge to the male- gendered projects of
procreation, society, progress, power and war. As noted in Part I above, Fallaci ...
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