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Oriana Fallaci: The Rhetoric of Freedom
     

Oriana Fallaci: The Rhetoric of Freedom

by John Gatt-Rutter, J. Gatt-Rutter
 

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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

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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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“Engaging for its thought and prose, Gatt-Rutter's study constructs a productive critical perspective that proposes new areas of inquiry for scholars working in diverse disciplines.” —Modern Fiction Studies
Modern Fiction Studies

Engaging for its thought and prose, Gatt-Rutter's study constructs a productive critical perspective that proposes new areas of inquiry for scholars working in diverse disciplines.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781859730744
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
01/28/1996
Series:
New Directions in European Writing Series
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.51(d)

Meet the Author

John Gatt-Rutter Vaccari is a Professor of Italian Studies, at La Trobe University, Australia.

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