The Rage and the Pride by Oriana Fallaci

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With The Rage and the Pride Oriana Fallaci breaks a ten year silence. The silence she kept until September 11's apocalypse in her Manhattan house. She breaks it with a deafening noise. In Europe this book has caused and causes a turmoil never registered in decades. Polemics, discussion, debates, hearty consents and praises, wild attacks. And a million copies sold in Italy where it still is at the bestsellers' top. Hundreds of thousands in France, in Germany, in Spain: the other countries where it has become the Number one Bestseller. Around a dozen translations will soon appear.

With her well-known courage Oriana Fallaci faces the themes unchained by the Islamic terrorism: the contrast and, in her opinion, incompatibility between the Islamic world and the Western world; the global reality of the Jihad and the lack of response, the lenience of the West. With her brutal sincerity she hurls pitiless accusations, vehement invectives, and denounces the uncomfortable truths that all of us know but never dare to express. With her rigorous logic, lucidity of mind, she defends our culture and blames what she calls our blindness, our deafness, our masochism, the conformism and the arrogance of the Politically Correct. With the poetry of a prophet like a modern Cassandra she says it in the form of a letter addressed to all of us.

The text is enriched by a dramatic preface in which Oriana Fallaci reveals how The Rage and the Pride was born, grew up, and detachedly calls it "my small book." In addition, a preface in which she tells significant episodes of her extraordinary life and explains her unreachable isolation, her demanding and inflexible choices. Because of this too, what she calls "my small book" is in reality a great book. A precious book, a book that shakes our conscience. It is also the portrait of a soul. Her soul. No doubt it will remain as a thorn pierced inside our brains and our hearts.

About Oriana Fallaci

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Oriana Fallaci is Florentine and lives mostly in New York. In awarding her an honorary degree in Literature, the Dean of Chicago's Columbia College defined her "one of the most-read and best-loved writers in the world." As a war-correspondent she has covered the great majority of our time's conflicts: from Vietnam to the Middle East; from the 1956 Hungarian insurrection to the 1970s Latin America upheavals; from the 1968 massacre of Mexico City, where she was seriously wounded, to the Gulf War.Her books, which include world-known novels, are translated in twenty-one languages and thirty countries. For this American edition she has personally translated The Rage and the Pride in English and added several pages concerning the United States.
Published October 1, 2002 by Rizzoli. 168 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Travel. Non-fiction

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(Whatever resonance "cicada"—her choice term for the "so-called intellectuals" whom she addresses—has in Italian fails to translate into English.) After a melodramatic preface in which Fallaci congratulates herself on her courage in speaking the truth (and in her defense, apparently there have be...

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Most Americans think of the Bosnian Muslims and Kosovar Albanians as the good guys and the Serbs as the villains in those conflicts, but Chudinova depicts them as fronts in the third Muslim advance on Europe and highlights Muslim atrocities.

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