• Image of The Fight by Norman Mailer
  • Image of The Fight by Norman Mailer
  • Image of The Fight by Norman Mailer

The Fight, The true story of the greatest heavyweight championship of all time.
By Norman Mailer
Gorgeous little paperback about the gnarly Rumble in the Jungle - when a dictator invited Mohammed Ali and George Foreman to fight in Kinshasa, Congo in the 1970s.
So it seems Mailer was in to boxing, why does that not surprise me? This account is sparse and sparring, draws a fine picture of this incongruous event (new stadium, seething poverty etc). Though some language has dated (der) it is a fine read.
Panther Grenada, 1977 (first published 1975). Well bound, a little fading on the pages.
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