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 body of writing that bears that name. As several of her works invoke real-
world issues - the Vietnam war in Niente e cost sia, feminism in Lettera a un
bambino mai nato, Greek politics in Un uomo, the Lebanese cockpit in InsciAllah
Readers (if they have not read Fallaci's account in Niente e cost sia of the 1968
massacre in Mexico City) might suspect that love for the real victims of a real
massacre in a real war might be not unconnected with the sales potential of a
work of ...
... Lettera, Angelo in InsciAUah) between two poles along a predetermined axis.
The simplistic tendency is often more effectively counterbalanced and corrected
by the dialogic mode, the "interview" (as, for instance, in much of Niente e cost sia
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Reality and Rhetoric
Reports from Other Worlds
sesso inutile viaggio
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