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The Fight

The Fight( )
Author: Mailer, Norman
Series title:Penguin Classics Ser.
ISBN:978-0-14-118414-2
Publication Date:Dec 2000
Publisher:Penguin Books, Limited
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:AUD $19.99
Book Description:

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...
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Book Details
Pages:256
Detailed Subjects: Sports & Recreation / Boxing
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):12.9 x 19.8 x 1.5 cm
Book Weight:0.191 Kilograms
Author Biography
Mailer, Norman (Author)
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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