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The Naked and the Dead - Norman Mailer
The Naked and the Dead
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Hailed as one of the finest novels to come out of the Second World War, The Naked and the Dead received unprecedented critical acclaim upon its publication and has since become part of the American canon. This fiftieth anniversary edition features a new introduction created especially doe the... show more
Hailed as one of the finest novels to come out of the Second World War, The Naked and the Dead received unprecedented critical acclaim upon its publication and has since become part of the American canon. This fiftieth anniversary edition features a new introduction created especially doe the occasion by Norman Mailer.Written in gritty, journalistic detail, the story follows an army platoon of foot soldiers who are fighting for the possession of the Japanese-held island of Anopopei. Composed in 1948, The Naked and the Dead is representative of the best in twentieth-century American writing.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780312265052 (0312265050)
ASIN: 312265050
Publisher: Picador
Pages no: 721
Edition language: English
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thomcat
thomcat rated it
This World War II classic novel spent 62 weeks on the best seller list. With half a platoon of fully fleshed out characters, this book is a tribute to miscommunication, giving several viewpoints of each action in the main story - the capture of a fictional island in the Pacific Theater of Operation....
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
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TBR Busting 2013The Guardian: Friday 13 May 1949 02.08 BSTPlace the cassette on 'hold' - went into this blind and didn't realise that it is 721 pages long. That is a lot longer than I am prepared to dedicate to this subject at this time.
UNICORN PORN FOR ALL
UNICORN PORN FOR ALL rated it
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But y'know, an 800-page book about terrible war...it's asking a lot of me.
Ana V.
Ana V. rated it
4.0 The Naked and the Dead: 50th Anniversary Edition
I personally am a very big fan of books that speak of war, and this one was just perfect! It captures the essence of the human mind in contact with things like cruelty, death, pain, being constantly bossed around and having to do things you do not want.. Though it has a lot of characters, the author...
SJane
SJane rated it
As a young woman I swore I would never read anything by that bastard Norman Mailer. I'd read "The Executioner's Song" and thought it okay but I despised Mailer as if from a personal feminist vendetta. In fact, I still do. BUT this book knocked my socks off. I loved it. So much for prejudice.
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