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.
Ergebnisse 1-3 von 26
Sure, so as to use a foetus as an interlocutor, I've accepted, in a literary way, the
Catholics' basic concept of the human person" (Fabbretti 1975a, 1975b). This
answer does not quite dispose of the matter, however, as the grammatical "thou"
The episode of the moon-rock (in effect, another fairy-tale) which the mother is
promised but not given again illustrates human - and especially male - fickleness
and arbitrariness and re-states the cosmic dimension of human desire.
... the liberators and who are the oppressors: is the war a crusade against
neocolonialism and US imperialism, or against communist dictatorship and
Soviet imperialism? But, beyond that, given the recurrent human carnage of wars
in general, ...
Was andere dazu sagen - Rezension schreiben
Reality and Rhetoric
Reports from Other Worlds
sesso inutile viaggio
9 weitere Abschnitte werden nicht angezeigt.