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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Fallaci's text thus spins authority out of the elements it has itself posited -
lifelessness and liveliness, waxworks and irony, each bodied in actual observed
persons - to deliver a judgement from which there can be no appeal. These
... original vision of Richard passing judgement, Richard equates the millions of
patient American commuters with "the damned in the Valley of Jehoshaphat", and
ends lamenting the tragic isolation of those few souls who do not serve this God ...
On the contrary, judgement of Fallaci's stylistic register - usually too disdainful
even to be dignified by print, and thus marked by the worse than infernal
damnation of consignment to the limbo of critical silence - is one of the central
aspects in ...
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Reality and Rhetoric
Reports from Other Worlds
sesso inutile viaggio
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