The Fight, Paperback
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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 were his instrument, and 'he kept them in his pockets the way a hunter lays his rifle back into its velvet case'.

Together the two men made boxing history in an explosive meeting of two great minds, two iron wills and monumental egos.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Literary essays
  • ISBN: 9780141184142



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I liked Mailer's irreverent and egotistical style. I felt he doesn't spare himself from his analysis, and his take on things was generally enlightening.</p><p>I guess it was good to have him describe an event that I'm at least a little familiar with and provide some really good insights.

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