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 writer presents herself as participant observer, a "character" interacting with
the others portrayed, thus co-opting the reader through the use of the first-person
subject in her own expectations and emotions. Fallaci shows herself already a ...
A more immediate, but less repeatable, model of the participant observer was her
friend of the 1950s (whom she had probably already met at the liberation of
Florence, when she was fourteen), Curzio Malaparte, world-famous for his war- ...
Like her, he is the participant observer, and perhaps a more immediate model
than George Orwell; but he is, much more than Fallaci, his own protagonist and
unimpeachable fount of ethics. By comparison, Oriana is self-effacing, self-
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