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 used to be Muhammad Ali, the getting older yet irrepressible “professor of boxing.” the opposite was once George Foreman, who used to be as taciturn as Ali used to be voluble. looking at them was once Norman Mailer, a commentator of extraordinary power, acumen, and audacity. no matter if he's interpreting the combatants’ strikes, examining their characters, or weighing their competing claims at the African and American souls, Mailer’s seize of the tremendous battle’s feints and stratagems—and his sensitivity to their deeper symbolism—makes this ebook a masterpiece of the literature of sport.
 
Praise for The Fight
 
“Exquisitely subtle and attenuated . . . [a] delicate portrait of a unprecedented athlete and guy, and a pugilistic drama absolutely as intriguing because the fact on which it really is based.”The long island 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 entire act of reporting appear as interesting as what’s taking place within the ring.”GQ
 
“Stylistically, Mailer used to be the best boxing author of all time.”—Chuck Klosterman, Esquire
 
“One of Mailer’s most interesting 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 big apple Times
 
“A author of the best and such a lot reckless talent.”The New Yorker
 
“Mailer is quintessential, an American treasure.”The Washington Post
 
“A devastatingly alive and unique inventive mind.”Life
 
“Mailer is fierce, brave, and reckless and approximately every thing he writes has sections of headlong brilliance.”The big apple overview of Books
 
“The greatest brain and mind's eye [in smooth] American literature . . . in contrast to near to each American author considering the fact that Henry James, Mailer has controlled to develop and turn into richer in knowledge with every one new book.”Chicago Tribune
 
“Mailer is a grasp of his craft. His language consists of you thru the tale like a leaf on a stream.”The Cincinnati Post

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