The Fight

  • by Norman Mailer
  • Narrated by Arthur Morey
  • 6 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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.

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Masterfully written!!

Masterfully written, capturing Africa, the characters surrounding one of the greatest sporting comebacks of all time, and an era pre
Internet and mobile phone. Mailer seems to have fallen out of favour in modern times, but a fine craftsmen of the English language, seamlessly weaving narrative as rich in substance and colour as you would find in any where.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 20-06-2016
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio