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A luta - A história da maior luta de boxe do século XX: Muhammad Ali versus George Foreman
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b Winner of the Pulitzer Prize b br br In what is arguably his greatest book America s most heroically ambitious writer follows the short blighted career of Gary Gilmore an intractably violent product of America s prisons who became notorious for two reasons first for robbing two men in then killing them in cold blood and second after being tried and convicted for insisting on dying for his crime To do so he had to fight a system that seemed paradoxically intent on keeping him alive long after it had sentenced him to death Norman Mailer tells Gilmore s story and those of the men and women caught up in his procession toward the firing squad with implacable authority steely compassion and a restraint that evokes the parched landscapes and stern theology of Gilmore s Utah b The Executioner s Song b is a trip down the wrong side of the tracks to the deepest sources of American loneliness and violence It is a towering achievement impossible to put down impossible to forget, No career in modern American letters is at once so brilliant varied and controversial as that of Norman Mailer In a span of more than six decades Mailer has searched into subjects ranging from World War II to Ancient Egypt from the march on the Pentagon to Marilyn Monroe from Henry Miller and Mohammad Ali to Jesus Christ Now in i The Castle in the Forest i his first major work of fiction in more than a decade Mailer offers what may be his consummate literary endeavor He has set out to explore the evil of Adolf Hitler br br The narrator a mysterious SS man who is later revealed to be an exceptional presence gives us young Adolf from birth as well as Hitler s father and mother his sisters and brothers and the intimate details of his childhood and adolescence br br A tapestry of unforgettable characters i The Castle in the Forest i delivers its playful twists and surprises with astonishing insight into the nature of the struggle between good and evil that exists in us all At its core is a hypothesis that propels this novel and makes it a work of stunning originality Now on the eve of his eighty fourth birthday Norman Mailer may well be saying more than he ever has before br br br i From the Hardcover edition i, With unprecedented scope and consummate skill Norman Mailer unfolds a rich and riveting epic of an American spy Harry Hubbard is the son and godson of CIA legends His journey to learn the secrets of his society and his own past takes him through the Bay of Pigs the Cuban Missile Crisis and the momentous catastrophe of the Kennedy assassination All the while Hubbard is haunted by women who were loved by both his godfather and President Kennedy Featuring a tapestry of unforgettable characters both real and imagined i Harlot s Ghost i is a panoramic achievement in the tradition of Tolstoy Melville and Balzac a triumph of Mailer s literary prowess br br b Praise for i Harlot s Ghost i b br i i br Norman Mailer is the right man to exalt the history of the CIA into something better than history b Anthony Burgess i The Washington Post Book World i b br br Elegantly written and filled with almost electric tension When I returned from the world of i Harlot s Ghost i to the present I wished to be enveloped again by Mailer s imagination b Robert Wilson i USA Today i b br i i br Immense fascinating and in large part brilliant b Salman Rushdie i The Independent on Sunday i b br br A towering creation a fiction as real and as possible as actual history b i The New York Times i b br b i i b br b Praise for Norman Mailer b br b b br Norman Mailer loomed over American letters longer and larger than any other writer of his generation b i The New York Times i b br br A writer of the greatest and most reckless talent b i The New Yorker i b br br Mailer is indispensable an American treasure b i The Washington Post i b br br A devastatingly alive and original creative mind b i Life i b br br Mailer is fierce courageous and reckless and nearly everything he writes has sections of headlong brilliance b i The New York Review of Books i b br br The largest mind and imagination in modern American literature Unlike just about every American writer since Henry James Mailer has managed to grow and become richer in wisdom with each new book b i Chicago Tribune i b br br Mailer is a master of his craft His language carries you through the story like a leaf on a stream b i The Cincinnati Post i b, In in Kinshasa Za re 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 br br b Praise for i The Fight i b br i i br Exquisitely refined and attenuated a sensitive portrait of an extraordinary athlete and man and a pugilistic drama fully as exciting as the reality on which it is based b i The New York Times i b br br One of the defining texts of sports journalism Not only does Mailer recall the violent combat with a scholar s eye he also makes the whole act of reporting seem as exciting as what s occurring in the ring b i GQ i b br br Stylistically Mailer was the greatest boxing writer of all time b Chuck Klosterman i Esquire i b br br One of Mailer s finest books b Louis Menand i The New Yorker i b br b b br b Praise for Norman Mailer b br b b br Norman Mailer loomed over American letters longer and larger than any other writer of his generation b i The New York Times i b br br A writer of the greatest and most reckless talent b i The New Yorker i b br br Mailer is indispensable an American treasure b i The Washington Post i b br br A devastatingly alive and original creative mind b i Life i b br br Mailer is fierce courageous and reckless and nearly everything he writes has sections of headlong brilliance b i The New York Review of Books i b br br The largest mind and imagination in modern American literature Unlike just about every American writer since Henry James Mailer has managed to grow and become richer in wisdom with each new book b i Chicago Tribune i b br br Mailer is a master of his craft His language carries you through the story like a leaf on a stream b i The Cincinnati Post i b