29 Jun 2007
Oriana Fallaci's writing style - in the two books of hers I read - was not to my liking. She shouted, and sacrificed coherence and cogency to passion. This is a personal matter - I tend to be persuaded by logic, or humour and irony, rather than passion.
But the substance, as opposed to the style, was mostly right. She was mostly right, and bravely, uncompromisingly so. Her courage, both moral and physical, is a lesson to us all. And, beautiful, slight and feminine as she was, I love her ballsy attitude: fuck you, was her message. Go fuck yourself was another, in case you misunderstood.
Good for you, Oriana.