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The Naked and The Dead by  Norman Mailer - Hardcover - 2nd edition. - circa 1960 - from civilizingbooks (SKU: 598FID-0632)

The Naked and The Dead

The Naked and The Dead by  Norman Mailer - Hardcover - 2nd edition. - circa 1960 - from civilizingbooks (SKU: 598FID-0632)

The Naked and The Dead

by Mailer, Norman

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Holt, Rinehart and Winston, NY, circa 1960. 2nd edition. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good. The book is based on Mailer's WWII experience in the Philippines. Owner's signature on flyleaf; a mild obscenity on the dedication page. [Mailer was married six times and had nine children - perhaps the dedication embellishment was done by someone who knew him.] There is a protective mylar cover. The second edition circa 1960 followed the merger of Rinehart with Holt and Winston. The true 1st edition was published by Rhinehart and had black cloth boards. This edition has red boards. 2ND EDITION.

Synopsis

Acclaimed as a successful expression of the futility of war, Norman Mailer's The Naked and the Dead follows the story of an army platoon of foot soldiers fighting for the possession of the Japanese-held island of Anopopei during World War II. The novel, which embodies wartime disillusionment, is partly based on Mailer’s own experiences with the 112th Cavalry in the Pacific. Through its four parts, The Naked and the Dead addresses themes of loneliness, death of fear and dying, and brotherhood. The novel is written in gritty, journalistic detail. However, this tone was dialed back as publishers persuaded Mailer to use to euphemism “fug” in lieu of the mother of all curse words — the “F” word — in his novel. The Naked and the Dead sold 200,000 copies in its first three months and was a New York Times best seller for over a year. Despite some controversy among critics, the novel remains important in American literature. The Naked and the Dead is ranked 51st on Modern Library’s “100 Best” English-language novels of the 20th century. The novel was later adapted into a film of the same name in 1958.

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Bookseller
civilizingbooks US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
598FID-0632
Title
The Naked and The Dead
Author
Mailer, Norman
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Fine
Jacket condition
Very Good
Quantity available
1
Edition
2nd edition.
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Holt, Rinehart and Winston, NY
Date published
circa 1960
Keywords
American, 20th-21st century, novelist, journalist, essayist, playwright, film maker, actor, political candidate
Bookseller catalogs
FICTION & MODERN 1STS; WAR;

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