X

Sign Up




READARA
The Fight

Overall Rating

NA

Reviews

NA

The Fight

In 1974 in Kinshasa, Za re, two African American boxers were paid five million dollars apiece to fight each other. One was Muhammad Ali, the aging but irrepressible "professor of boxing." The other was George Foreman, who was as taciturn as Ali was voluble. Observing them was Norman Mailer, a commentator of unparalleled energy, acumen, and audacity. Whether he is analyzing the fighters' moves, interpreting their characters, or weighing their competing claims on the African and American souls, Mailer's grasp of the titanic battle's feints and stratagems-and his sensitivity to their deeper symbolism-makes this book a masterpiece of the literature of sport.

Praise for The Fight

"Exquisitely refined and attenuated . . . [a] sensitive portrait of an extraordinary athlete and man, and a pugilistic drama fully as exciting as the reality on which it is based."-The New York Times

"One of the defining texts of sports journalism. Not only does Mailer recall the violent combat with a scholar's eye . . . he also makes the whole act of reporting seem as exciting as what's occurring in the ring."-GQ

"Stylistically, Mailer was the greatest boxing writer of all time."-Chuck Klosterman, Esquire

"One of Mailer's finest books."-Louis Menand, The New Yorker

Praise for Norman Mailer

"[Norman Mailer] loomed over American letters longer and larger than any other writer of his generation."-The New York Times

"A writer of the greatest and most reckless talent."-The New Yorker

"Mailer is indispensable, an American treasure."-The Washington Post

"A devastatingly alive and original creative mind."-Life

"Mailer is fierce, courageous, and reckless and nearly everything he writes has sections of headlong brilliance."-The New York Review of Books

"The largest mind and imagination [in modern] American literature . . . Unlike just about every American writer since Henry James, Mailer has managed to grow and become richer in wisdom with each new book."-Chicago Tribune

"Mailer is a master of his craft. His language carries you through the story like a leaf on a stream."-The Cincinnati Post

Random House Trade Paperbacks

Random House Trade Paperbacks

No image

Norman Mailer

No of Pages
256
Publisher
Random House Trade Paperbacks
ISBN-13
9780812986129
Awards
None
Book Format
Paperback
Published Date
Oct 15, 2013

Circles

Not in any circle

Book Journey

Reviews [0]

Likes [0]

Recommends [0]

Bookshelf [0]

Table of Contents

No data Found

About Norman Mailer

No data Found

Other Books by Author

other books by authors
Norman Mailer: JFK, Superman Comes to the Supermarket
Norman Mailer: JFK, Superman Comes to the Supermarket
Author :
Norman Mailer
Publisher :
Taschen America
Published Date :
Dec 5, 2014
No of Pages :
370
Book Format :
Hardcover
Category :
Boxing, Wrestling & MMA
other books by authors
Norman Mailer: Moonfire, The Epic Journey of Apollo 11
Norman Mailer: Moonfire, The Epic Journey of Apollo 11
Author :
Norman Mailer
Publisher :
Taschen
Published Date :
Jul 30, 2015
No of Pages :
624
Book Format :
Hardcover
Category :
Boxing, Wrestling & MMA
other books by authors
On God: An Uncommon Conversation
On God: An Uncommon Conversation
Author :
Norman Mailer
Publisher :
Random House Trade Paperbacks
Published Date :
Nov 4, 2008
No of Pages :
240
Book Format :
Paperback
Category :
Boxing, Wrestling & MMA
other books by authors
Mercedes-Benz The Grand Cabrios & Coupes
Mercedes-Benz The Grand Cabrios & Coupes
Author :
Norman Mailer
Publisher :
teNeues
Published Date :
Nov 23, 2015
No of Pages :
304
Book Format :
Hardcover
Category :
Boxing, Wrestling & MMA
other books by authors
The Executioner's Song (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
The Executioner's Song (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
Author :
Norman Mailer
Publisher :
Turtleback
Published Date :
May 1, 1998
No of Pages :
1056
Book Format :
School & Library Binding
Category :
Boxing, Wrestling & MMA

More Boxing, Wrestling & MMA Related Books

other Related books
Have A Nice Day: A Tale of Blood and Sweatsocks
Have A Nice Day: A Tale of Blood and Sweatsocks
Author :
Mick Foley, Mankind, WWF
Publisher :
HarperEntertainment
Published Date :
Oct 3, 2000
No of Pages :
768
Book Format :
Mass Market Paperback
Category :
Boxing, Wrestling & MMA
other Related books
The Best in the World: At What I Have No Idea
The Best in the World: At What I Have No Idea
Author :
Chris Jericho
Publisher :
Gotham
Published Date :
Oct 14, 2014
No of Pages :
432
Book Format :
Hardcover
Category :
Boxing, Wrestling & MMA
other Related books
King of the World: Muhammad Ali and the Rise of an American Hero
King of the World: Muhammad Ali and the Rise of an American Hero
Author :
David Remnick
Publisher :
Vintage
Published Date :
Oct 5, 1999
No of Pages :
352
Book Format :
Paperback
Category :
Boxing, Wrestling & MMA
other Related books
Booker T: My Rise To Wrestling Royalty
Booker T: My Rise To Wrestling Royalty
Author :
Booker T Huffman, Andrew William Wright
Publisher :
Medallion Press
Published Date :
Mar 10, 2015
No of Pages :
400
Book Format :
Hardcover
Category :
Boxing, Wrestling & MMA
other Related books
The Voice of Reason: A V.I.P. Pass to Enlightenment
The Voice of Reason: A V.I.P. Pass to Enlightenment
Author :
Chael Sonnen
Publisher :
Victory Belt Publishing
Published Date :
May 15, 2012
No of Pages :
224
Book Format :
Hardcover
Category :
Boxing, Wrestling & MMA
other Related books
The Sixteenth Round: From Number 1 Contender to Number 45472
The Sixteenth Round: From Number 1 Contender to Number 45472
Author :
Rubin "Hurricane" Carter
Publisher :
Chicago Review Press
Published Date :
Apr 1, 2011
No of Pages :
368
Book Format :
Paperback
Category :
Boxing, Wrestling & MMA
other Related books
A Fighter's Heart: One Man's Journey Through the World of Fighting
A Fighter's Heart: One Man's Journey Through the World of Fighting
Author :
Sam Sheridan
Publisher :
Grove Press
Published Date :
Jan 21, 2008
No of Pages :
320
Book Format :
Paperback
Category :
Boxing, Wrestling & MMA
other Related books
Ultimate Warrior: A Life Lived "Forever": The Legend of a WWE Hero
Ultimate Warrior: A Life Lived
Author :
Jon Robinson
Publisher :
Insight Editions
Published Date :
Sep 15, 2015
No of Pages :
160
Book Format :
Hardcover
Category :
Boxing, Wrestling & MMA
other Related books
The Fight
The Fight
Author :
Norman Mailer
Publisher :
Random House Trade Paperbacks
Published Date :
Oct 15, 2013
No of Pages :
256
Book Format :
Paperback
Category :
Boxing, Wrestling & MMA
other Related books
The Way of the Fight
The Way of the Fight
Author :
Georges St. Pierre
Publisher :
William Morrow Paperbacks
Published Date :
Nov 12, 2013
No of Pages :
320
Book Format :
Paperback
Category :
Boxing, Wrestling & MMA
other Related books
Not Afraid: On Fear, Heartbreak, Raising a Baby Girl, and Cage Fighting
Not Afraid: On Fear, Heartbreak, Raising a Baby Girl, and Cage Fighting
Author :
Daniele Bolelli
Publisher :
Disinformation Books
Published Date :
Dec 1, 2015
No of Pages :
288
Book Format :
Paperback
Category :
Boxing, Wrestling & MMA
other Related books
Greatest Ever Boxing Workouts
Greatest Ever Boxing Workouts
Author :
Gary Todd
Publisher :
John Blake
Published Date :
Jun 1, 2013
No of Pages :
184
Book Format :
Paperback
Category :
Boxing, Wrestling & MMA
other Related books
Wrestling with the Devil: The True Story of a World Champion Professional WrestlerHis Reign, Ruin, and Redemption
Wrestling with the Devil: The True Story of a World Champion Professional WrestlerHis Reign, Ruin, and Redemption
Author :
Lex Luger
Publisher :
Tyndale Momentum
Published Date :
Aug 13, 2013
No of Pages :
248
Book Format :
Hardcover
Category :
Boxing, Wrestling & MMA
other Related books
The Official Chuck Norris Fact Book: 101 of Chuck's Favorite Facts and Stories
The Official Chuck Norris Fact Book: 101 of Chuck's Favorite Facts and Stories
Author :
Chuck Norris
Publisher :
Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Published Date :
Oct 21, 2009
No of Pages :
305
Book Format :
Paperback
Category :
Boxing, Wrestling & MMA
other Related books
Approaching Ali: A Reclamation in Three Acts
Approaching Ali: A Reclamation in Three Acts
Author :
Davis Miller
Publisher :
Liveright
Published Date :
Nov 23, 2015
No of Pages :
320
Book Format :
Hardcover
Category :
Boxing, Wrestling & MMA
other Related books
Grappler: Memoirs of a Masked Madman
Grappler: Memoirs of a Masked Madman
Author :
Lynn Denton, Joe Vithayathil
Publisher :
Throwback Press
Published Date :
Jul 12, 2014
No of Pages :
240
Book Format :
Paperback
Category :
Boxing, Wrestling & MMA
other Related books
Strong Boy: The Life and Times of John L. Sullivan, America's First Sports Hero
Strong Boy: The Life and Times of John L. Sullivan, America's First Sports Hero
Author :
Christopher Klein
Publisher :
Lyons Press
Published Date :
Mar 1, 2015
No of Pages :
384
Book Format :
Paperback
Category :
Boxing, Wrestling & MMA
other Related books
The Hardcore Truth: The Bob Holly Story
The Hardcore Truth: The Bob Holly Story
Author :
Bob Holly
Publisher :
ECW Press
Published Date :
Apr 1, 2013
No of Pages :
291
Book Format :
Paperback
Category :
Boxing, Wrestling & MMA
other Related books
Against All Odds: My Story
Against All Odds: My Story
Author :
Chuck Norris, Ken Abraham
Publisher :
B&H Books
Published Date :
Sep 1, 2006
No of Pages :
288
Book Format :
Paperback
Category :
Boxing, Wrestling & MMA
other Related books
Undisputed: How to Become the World Champion in 1,372 Easy Steps
Undisputed: How to Become the World Champion in 1,372 Easy Steps
Author :
Chris Jericho
Publisher :
Grand Central Publishing
Published Date :
Feb 16, 2011
No of Pages :
448
Book Format :
Hardcover
Category :
Boxing, Wrestling & MMA
+

Editorial Reviews

No Editorial Reviews Available

Community Reviews

No Community Reviews Available

Press Releases

No Press Release found

Testimonials

No Data available

Market Place

ddddddddddd