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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All these features are calculated to enhance the liveliness, immediacy and
authenticity of the reportage and to give reportage a literary status supplanting
that of the novel (Wolfe and Johnson 1973). This method is already visibly well ...
One of the modern sources of the drive to propel narrative writing in the direction
of reportage was the Prague-born Egon Erwin Kisch, who in 1928 claimed that
the Great War of 1914-18 had rendered fiction trivial and ushered in the age of ...
Lukacs, who in 1932 had dismissed the "reportage novel" on the grounds that "it
conceives a social product as ready-made and final, and precisely describes it as
such ('objectively' and 'scientifically')." The reportage novel thus employs a ...
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