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Title:The Fight
Format Type:Ebook
Author:Norman Mailer
ISBN 13:
Number of Pages:234
Category:Non fiction, Sports, History, Biography, Journalism

The Fight by Norman Mailer

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Fight In in Kinshasa Za re two African American boxers were paid five million dollars apiece to fight each other One was Muhammad Ali the aging but irrepressible professor of boxing The other was George Foreman who was as taciturn as Ali was voluble Observing them was Norman Mailer a commentator of unparalleled energy acumen and audacity Whether he is analyzing the fighters moves interpreting their characters or weighing their competing claims on the African and American souls Mailer s grasp of the titanic battle s feints and stratagems and his sensitivity to their deeper symbolism makes this book a masterpiece of the literature of sport .

b Praise for i The Fight i b i i Exquisitely refined and attenuated a sensitive portrait of an extraordinary athlete and man and a pugilistic drama fully as exciting as the reality on which it is based b i The New York Times i b .

One of the defining texts of sports journalism Not only does Mailer recall the violent combat with a scholar s eye he also makes the whole act of reporting seem as exciting as what s occurring in the ring b i GQ i b .

Stylistically Mailer was the greatest boxing writer of all time b Chuck Klosterman i Esquire i b .

One of Mailer s finest books b Louis Menand i The New Yorker i b b b b Praise for Norman Mailer b b b Norman Mailer loomed over American letters longer and larger than any other writer of his generation b i The New York Times i b .

A writer of the greatest and most reckless talent b i The New Yorker i b .

Mailer is indispensable an American treasure b i The Washington Post i b .

A devastatingly alive and original creative mind b i Life i b .

Mailer is fierce courageous and reckless and nearly everything he writes has sections of headlong brilliance b i The New York Review of Books i b .

The largest mind and imagination in modern American literature Unlike just about every American writer since Henry James Mailer has managed to grow and become richer in wisdom with each new book b i Chicago Tribune i b .

Mailer is a master of his craft His language carries you through the story like a leaf on a stream b i The Cincinnati Post i

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