The Naked and the Dead: 50th Anniversary Edition, With a New Introduction by the Author

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St Martins Press (ny), Aug 5, 2000 - Fiction - 721 pages
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Hailed as one of the finest novels to come out of the Second World War, The Naked and the Dead received unprecedented critical acclaim upon its publication and has since become part of the American canon. This fiftieth anniversary edition features a new introduction created especially doe the occasion by Norman Mailer.

Written in gritty, journalistic detail, the story follows an army platoon of foot soldiers who are fighting for the possession of the Japanese-held island of Anopopei. Composed in 1948, The Naked and the Dead is representative of the best in twentieth-century American writing.

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User Review  - Rachael - Goodreads

Realism, where everything is meaningless and human life is as insignificant as that of an insect, man's mortality is heightened here by the fast moving war machine. Unsentimental violence leads to ... Read full review

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User Review  - Austin - Goodreads

If your mind is a car then lean the seat back and get ready for a long road trip into the lives of an Army unit invading an island in the Pacific that develops every character in such detail that you ... Read full review

About the author (2000)

Norman Mailer's first novel, The Naked and the Dead, is widely regarded as one of the finest American novels of the twentieth century. Among Norman Mailer's other achievements are Why Are We in Vietnam?, The Armies of the Night, for which he was awarded a Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award in 1968, and The Executioner's Song, which won the 1980 Pulitzer Prize.

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