A Man

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A Man
size
1st edition front cover
Author Oriana Fallaci
Original title Un Uomo
Country Italy
Language Italian
Genre Biographical novel
Publisher Pocket Books (eng. version)
Publication date
1979
Media type Print (Hardback & Paperback)
ISBN ISBN 978-0-671-43487-8
OCLC 7919983

A Man (1979) (Italian: Un Uomo) (Greek: Ένας Άνδρας, transliteration: Enas Andras) is a novel written by Oriana Fallaci chronicling her relationship with the attempted assassin of Greek dictator George Papadopoulos.

Plot summary[edit]

The book is a pseudo-biography about Alexandros Panagoulis written in the form of a novel. Fallaci had an intense romantic relationship with Panagoulis. She uses the novel to put forth her view that Panagoulis was assassinated by a vast conspiracy, a view widely shared by many Greeks.[1]

The work has had mixed reviews. Some will find the harsh polemic repetitive and disturbing. Fallaci is said to have been angry at Ms Magazine for not reviewing the work and this enhanced her reputation as an anti-feminist.

Quotes[edit]

"Don't help me then, hand me over to the police, what's the use anyway--"
"Of suffering, fighting? It allows us to live, my boy. A man who gives in doesn't live, he survives."

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ A Man Pocket, 1981

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