The Fight

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Vintage International, 1997 - Fiction - 234 pages
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The spirited chronicler of war, politics, sex, and modern life trains his wits and sights on the principles, promoters, and observers of the 1974 Ali-Forman championship boxing match held in Kinshasa, Zaire. Reprint. 12,500 first printing.

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User Review  - Antonio - Goodreads

Norman Mailer tells in the third person himself who tells the boxing match of the century: Mohammed Ali against George Foreman in Kinshasa in the unlikely night of 1974 among black pride, inhospitable ... Read full review

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User Review  - SW Gordon - Goodreads

I'll have to think about this for awhile but I have to agree with another reviewer: "It just didn't feel like a novel to me. Rather, it felt like an elongated sports report merged with the self ... Read full review


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Norman Mailer was born in 1923 in Long Branch, New Jersey, and grew up in Brooklyn, New York. In 1955, he was one of the co-founders of The Village Voice. He is the author of more than thirty books, including The Naked and the Dead; The Armies of the Night, for which he won a National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize; The Executioner's Song, for which he won his second Pulitzer Prize; Harlot's Ghost; Oswald's Tale; The Gospel According to the Son, The Castle and the Forest and On God. He died in 2007.

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