By 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 used to be as taciturn as Ali was once voluble. watching them was once Norman Mailer, a commentator of unheard of strength, acumen, and audacity. even if he's reading the warring parties’ strikes, reading their characters, or weighing their competing claims at the African and American souls, Mailer’s seize of the massive battle’s feints and stratagems—and his sensitivity to their deeper symbolism—makes this publication 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 absolutely as intriguing because the truth on which it truly is based.”—The long island Times
“One of the defining texts of activities journalism. not just does Mailer bear in mind the violent wrestle with a scholar’s eye . . . he additionally makes the full act of reporting look as fascinating 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 so much reckless talent.”—The New Yorker
“Mailer is integral, 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 long island evaluate of Books
“The greatest brain and mind's eye [in smooth] American literature . . . not like as regards to each American author because 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 includes you thru the tale like a leaf on a stream.”—The Cincinnati Post
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