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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Un uomo also attracted the sharpest attacks to date on Fallaci's literary reputation
. Critics dismissed it as popular and distortive kitsch, exploiting and imposing the
Panagoulis legend and Fallaci's own unbridled individualism (e.g. Guarini 1979 ...
One of the demolition jobs attempted against Fallaci on grounds of sub-
literariness came in 1979 in the form of a newspaper review by Ruggero Guarini
of Fallaci's just-published Un uomo (A Man), under the title "Come si fabbrica un
The Rhetoric of Freedom John Gatt-Rutter. The title Un uomo takes up the finale
of Fallaci's interview with Panagoulis upon his release from prison, which closes
Intervista con la storia (pp. 653; 376). Here he denies being a hero, a symbol, ...
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