Based on Mailer's own experiences of military service in the Philippines during World War II, this novel follows the story of a platoon of young American soldiers as they fight their way across the Japanese-held Pacific island of Anopopei.
Fifitieth Anniversary Edition With a new introduction by Norman Mailer * 'The best war novel to come out of the United States.' The Times * Norman Mailer's first novel. The book that catapulted him to instant fame. * A modern classic, on every American Literature student's reading list. * Based on Mailer's own experience of military service in the Philippines during World War Two, The Naked and the Dead is a graphically truthful and shattering portrayal of ordinary men in battle. First published in 1949, as America was still basking in the glories of the Allied victory, it altered forever the popular perception of warfare.
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'Mailer recorded every foul thought and word of his characters, wrote about ignorant, savage, primitive men. For maturity of viewpoint, for technical competence, and for stark dramatic power, The Naked and the Dead is an incredibly finished performance.' New York Times
About Norman Mailer
Norman Mailer is a major figure in postwar American literature. He is a Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winner. His most recent works include Ancient Evenings, The Executioner's Song, and, most recently, The Gospel According to the Son.
The Naked and the Dead by Norman Mailer
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