The Fight

The Fight

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"In 1974 in Kinshasa, Zaïre, 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."--Back cover.
Publisher: New York ; Random House Trade Paperbacks, 2013
ISBN: 9780812986129
0812986121
Characteristics: vi, 234 pages ; 21 cm
Call Number: 796.83 MAI

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In 1974, Muhammad Ali and George Foreman were paid $5 million each for a boxing match. 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.


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