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    The Naked and the Dead (Harper Perennial Modern Classics) (Paperback) By (author) Norman Mailer

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    DescriptionReissue of a modern classic - the book that catapulted Norman Mailer to fame on its first publication in 1948. 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. Focusing on the experiences of a fourteen-man platoon stationed on a Japanese-held island in the South Pacific during World War II, and written in a journalistic style, it tells the moving story of the soldiers' struggle to retain a sense of dignity amidst the horror of warfare, and to find a source of meaning in their lives amisdst the sounds and fury of battle.

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    The Naked and the Dead
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Norman Mailer
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 720
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 197 mm
    Thickness: 41 mm
    Weight: 510 g
    ISBN 13: 9780007204953
    ISBN 10: 0007204957

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    DC22: FIC
    Libri: ENGM1010
    DC22: 813.54
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    Libri: AMER3710
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/1940
    Ingram Subject Code: FD
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ERLY20
    BISAC V2.8: FIC032000, FIC019000
    Thema V1.0: FB, FJM
    HarperCollins Publishers
    Imprint name
    Publication date
    01 February 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    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.
    Review quote
    '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 'The best war novel to come out of the United States.' The Times 'Brutal, agonising, astonishingly thoughtful.' Newsweek