The Naked and the Dead: 50th Anniversary Edition, With a New Introduction by the Author
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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - BookConcierge - LibraryThing
Talk about the futility of war! This is a classic war novel, published just 3 years post the end of WW II. We learn the individual strengths and flaws of each man in the platoon and how battle affects ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - MaureenCean - LibraryThing
If you read my reviews you know I focus on how the book made me feel; how entertained I was. Well, there was certainly nothing entertaining about this, therefore I must review this book based on the ... Read full review