The Fight

The Fight

Norman Mailer


In 1974 in Kinshasa, Zaïre, African American boxers have been paid 5 million cash apiece to struggle one another. One was once Muhammad Ali, the getting older yet irrepressible “professor of boxing.” the opposite was once George Foreman, who was once as taciturn as Ali was once voluble. staring at them used to be Norman Mailer, a commentator of remarkable strength, acumen, and audacity. no matter if he's reading the combatants’ strikes, analyzing their characters, or weighing their competing claims at the African and American souls, Mailer’s grab of the mammoth battle’s feints and stratagems—and his sensitivity to their deeper symbolism—makes this e-book a masterpiece of the literature of sport.
 
Praise for The Fight
 
“Exquisitely sophisticated and attenuated . . . [a] delicate portrait of a unprecedented athlete and guy, and a pugilistic drama totally as interesting because the truth on which it really is based.”The manhattan Times
 
“One of the defining texts of activities journalism. not just does Mailer remember the violent strive against with a scholar’s eye . . . he additionally makes the total act of reporting look as intriguing as what’s happening within the ring.”GQ
 
“Stylistically, Mailer was once the best boxing author of all time.”—Chuck Klosterman, Esquire
 
“One of Mailer’s best books.”—Louis Menand, The New Yorker
 
Praise for Norman Mailer
 
“[Norman Mailer] loomed over American letters longer and bigger than the other author of his generation.”The ny Times
 
“A author of the best and so much reckless talent.”The New Yorker
 
“Mailer is crucial, an American treasure.”The Washington Post
 
“A devastatingly alive and unique artistic mind.”Life
 
“Mailer is fierce, brave, and reckless and approximately every thing he writes has sections of headlong brilliance.”The big apple evaluation of Books
 
“The biggest brain and mind's eye [in glossy] American literature . . . not like as regards to each American author considering the fact that Henry James, Mailer has controlled to develop and develop into richer in knowledge with each one new book.”Chicago Tribune
 
“Mailer is a grasp of his craft. His language contains you thru the tale like a leaf on a stream.”The Cincinnati Post

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