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The Fight (Penguin Modern Classics) Kindle Edition

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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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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1624 KB
  • Print Length: 241 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin; New Ed edition (8 September 2016)
  • Sold by: Penguin UK
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01IGENJWM
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #289,779 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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