The Fight (Penguin Modern Classics)

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"Entertaining... Mailer continues his familiar shadow-boxing with the ineffable." -- Time In 1975 in Kinshasa, Zaire, at the virtual center of Africa, two African American boxers were paid five million dollars apiece to fight each other until one was declared winner. One was Muhammad Ali, the aging but irrepressible "professor of boxing" who vowed to reclaim the championship he had lost. The other was George Foreman, who was as taciturn as Ali was voluble and who kept his hands in his pockets "the way a hunter lays his rifle back into its velvet case." Observing them was Norman Mailer, whose grasp of the titanic battle's feints and stratagems -- and whose sensitivity to their deeper symbolism -- make this book a masterpiece of the literature of sport. Whether he is analyzing the fighters' moves, interpreting their characters, or weighing their competing claims on the African and American souls, Mailer is a commentator of unparalleled energy, acumen, and audacity -- and su

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From one of the major innovators of New Journalism, Norman Mailer's The Fight is the real-life story of a clash between two of the world's greatest boxers, both in and out of the ring, published in Penguin Modern Classics.

Norman Mailer's The Fight focuses on the 1975 World Heavyweight Boxing Championship in Kinshasa, Zaire. Muhammad Ali met George Foreman in the ring. Foreman's genius employed silence, serenity and cunning. He had never been defeated. His hands were his instrument, and 'he kept them in his pockets the way a hunter lays his rifle back into its velvet case'. Together the two men made boxing history in an explosive meeting of two great minds, two iron wills and monumental egos.

Norman Mailer (1923-2007) was born in Long Branch, New Jersey, and attended Harvard University at the age of sixteen. He majored in engineering, but it was while he was at university that he became interested in writing. After graduating he served during the war in the Philippines with the Twelfth Armoured Cavalry regiment from Texas; those were the years that formed The Naked and the Dead (1948). In 1955 he co-founded The Village Voice, and was the editor of Dissent from 1952 until 1963. Among his other works are The Armies of the Night (1968) The Executioner's Song (1980), both of which won Mailer a Pulitzer Prize.

If you enjoyed The Fight, you might like Gay Talese's Frank Sinatra Has a Cold, also available in Penguin Modern Classics.

' "If ever a fighter had been able to demonstrate that boxing was a twentieth-century art, it must be Ali", says Norm, and his achievement in this masterly book is of a similar order, demonstrating that writing about sport can also be a twentieth-century art'

Geoff Dyer, New Statesman

'Probably no one has written about boxing better than Mailer has'

Guardian

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Descripción Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 2000. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. 194 x 126 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Norman Mailer s, The Fight focuses on the 1975 World Heavyweight Boxing Championship in Kinshasa, Zaire. Muhammad Ali met George Foreman in the ring. Foreman s genius employed silence, serenity and cunning. He had never been defeated. His hands were his instrument, and he kept them in his pockets the way a hunter lays his rifle back into its velvet case . Together the two men made boxing history in an explosive meeting of two great minds, two iron wills and monumental egos. Nº de ref. de la librería APG9780141184142

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Descripción Penguin, 2000. Estado de conservación: New. 2000. New Ed. Paperback. Muhammad Ali met George Foreman in the ring. Foreman's genius employed silence, serenity and cunning. He had never been defeated. His hands were his instrument, and 'he kept them in his pockets the way a hunter lays his rifle back into its velvet case'. This book focuses on the 1975 World Heavyweight Boxing Championship in Kinshasa, Zaire. Series: Penguin Modern Classics. Num Pages: 256 pages. BIC Classification: 2ABM; 3JJPL; DNF; FA; WSTB. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 197 x 128 x 15. Weight in Grams: 192. . . . . . . Nº de ref. de la librería V9780141184142

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Descripción Penguin. Estado de conservación: New. 2000. New Ed. Paperback. Muhammad Ali met George Foreman in the ring. Foreman's genius employed silence, serenity and cunning. He had never been defeated. His hands were his instrument, and 'he kept them in his pockets the way a hunter lays his rifle back into its velvet case'. This book focuses on the 1975 World Heavyweight Boxing Championship in Kinshasa, Zaire. Series: Penguin Modern Classics. Num Pages: 256 pages. BIC Classification: 2ABM; 3JJPL; DNF; FA; WSTB. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 197 x 128 x 15. Weight in Grams: 192. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Nº de ref. de la librería V9780141184142

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Descripción 2000. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. 133mm x 199mm x 18mm. Paperback. Norman Mailer's, The Fight focuses on the 1975 World Heavyweight Boxing Championship in Kinshasa, Zaire. Muhammad Ali met George Foreman in the ring. Foreman's genius employed silence, ser.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 256 pages. 0.198. Nº de ref. de la librería 9780141184142

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