The fight

À propos

In 1974 in Kinshasa, Zaïre, 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, Mailers grasp of the titanic battles feints and stratagems--and his sensitivity to their deeper symbolism--makes this book a masterpiece of the literature of sport.
Praise for The Fight 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.--The New York Times One of the defining texts of sports journalism. Not only does Mailer recall the violent combat with a scholars eye . . . he also makes the whole act of reporting seem as exciting as whats occurring in the ring.--GQ Stylistically, Mailer was the greatest boxing writer of all time.--Chuck Klosterman, Esquire One of Mailers finest books.--Louis Menand, The New Yorker Praise for Norman Mailer [Norman Mailer] loomed over American letters longer and larger than any other writer of his generation.--The New York Times A writer of the greatest and most reckless talent.--The New Yorker Mailer is indispensable, an American treasure.--The Washington Post A devastatingly alive and original creative mind.--Life Mailer is fierce, courageous, and reckless and nearly everything he writes has sections of headlong brilliance.--The New York Review of Books 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.--Chicago Tribune Mailer is a master of his craft. His language carries you through the story like a leaf on a stream.--The Cincinnati Post


  • Auteur(s)

    Norman Mailer

  • Éditeur

    Adult Pbs

  • Distributeur

    Side

  • Date de parution

    29/10/2008

  • EAN

    9780141041841

  • Disponibilité

    Épuisé

  • Nombre de pages

    239 Pages

  • Longueur

    19.8 cm

  • Largeur

    12.9 cm

  • Épaisseur

    1.8 cm

  • Poids

    237 g

  • Support principal

    Grand format

Norman Mailer

Norman Mailer (1923-2007) fut l'un des plus grands écrivains, l'un des plus marquants du XXe siècle et l'une des figures littéraires les plus célèbres et les plus controversées des États-Unis. L'auteur à succès d'une douzaine de romans et de 20 œuvres journalistiques a également composé des pièces de théâtre, des scénarios, des mini-feuilletons pour la télévision, des centaines d'essais, deux recueils de poésie et un de nouvelles. Cet écrivain qui a remporté deux fois le Prix Pulitzer a vécu à Brooklyn, New York et Provincetown, Massachusetts.

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