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The Resource Oriana Fallaci : the woman and the myth, Santo L. Aricò

Oriana Fallaci : the woman and the myth, Santo L. Aricò

Label
Oriana Fallaci : the woman and the myth
Title
Oriana Fallaci
Title remainder
the woman and the myth
Statement of responsibility
Santo L. Aricò
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Based on his own extensive personal interviews with the writer, Santo L. Arico provides the definitive biography of Oriana Fallaci, a popular and flamboyant Italian journalist, war correspondent, and novelist who, in the public imagination, approaches mythical proportions and who, with every work she produces, creates and recreates that myth
  • Arico shows how Fallaci is born and reborn in each work and how with each work she takes on a slightly different shape. She became the heroine of her first novel, and even in her reportage on NASA and her interviews with astronauts, she became the star. She kept the spotlight on herself as a war correspondent in Vietnam. In her articles on Mexico's suppression of student protests during the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City, she starred as a champion of liberty and bitter foe of totalitarianism. Her greatest starring roles, however, came in interviews with such political mammoths as Gandhi, Walesa, and Kissinger
  • In telling the story of how Fallaci built her own myth, Arico explains the theory of mythmaking in general, showing how it motivated her writing. He explains how her childhood in Florence laid the foundation for her entire career and how at the start of that career, she often blurred the distinction between journalism and fiction. Drawn to acting - especially in her Hollywood stories - she managed to become the leading lady in all she wrote
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1938-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Aricò, Santo L.
Dewey number
853/.914
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN4874.F38
LC item number
A75 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women journalists
  • Women journalists
  • Women authors
  • Fallaci, Oriana
Label
Oriana Fallaci : the woman and the myth, Santo L. Aricò
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-267) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
36767587
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
276 pages
Isbn
9780809321537
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
97014420
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Oriana Fallaci : the woman and the myth, Santo L. Aricò
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-267) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
36767587
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
276 pages
Isbn
9780809321537
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
97014420
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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