The Fight

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Penguin, 1975 - Boxing - 239 pages
77 Reviews
Om boksekampen mellem Muhammad Ali og George Foreman i Zaire november 1974

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Great writer, great fight, well told story. - Goodreads
He's extremely easy to read. - Goodreads
Mailer showing off his writing chops. - Goodreads
Among the very best sports writing that I've read. - Goodreads
... of course, great writing. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Paul - Goodreads

I gave this book 3 stars. The book is broken into 2 halves. If I was just rating the first half, I would have given it 2 stars. I didn't like the writing style and for me was very difficult to get through. The second half of the book was much better and worth getting to. Read full review

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User Review  - OLCOL - Goodreads

Mailer's writing is often grandiloquent and I struggled a lot with author himself, who abstracts himself into a character and hides nothing about his ego, narcissism and prejudices. At times it felt ... Read full review

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About the author (1975)

Norman Kingsley Mailer was born on January 31, 1923 in Long Branch, N. J. and then moved with his family to Brooklyn, N. Y. Mailer later attended Harvard University and graduated with a degree in aeronautical engineering. Mailer served in the Army during World War II, and later wrote, directed, and acted in motion pictures. He was also a co-founder of the Village Voice and edited Disssent for nine years. Mailer has written several books including: The Armies of the Night, which won the National Book Award, the Pulitzer Prize, and a Polk Award; and The Executioner's Song, which won the Pulitzer Prize. In 2005, he won the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters from the National Book Foundation. He published his last novel, The Castle in the Forest, in 2007. He died of acute renal failure on November 10, 2007.

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