The Naked and the Dead
50th Anniversary Edition, With a New Introduction by the Author
Written in gritty, journalistic detail, the story follows a platoon of Marines who are stationed on the Japanese-held island of Anopopei. Composed in 1948 with the wisdom of a man twice Mailer's age and the raw courage of the young man he was, "The Naked and the Dead" is representative of the best in twentieth-century American writing.
Praise For The Naked and the Dead: 50th Anniversary Edition, With a New Introduction by the Author…
"Nightmarish masterpiece of realism."--Celeveland News
"The most important American novel since Moby Dick."--Providence Journal
"The best novel to come out of the . . . war, perhaps the best book to come out of any war."--San Francisco Chronicle
"Brutal, agonizing, astonishingly thoughtful."--Newsweek
"Vibrant with life, abundant with real people, full of memorable scenes. To call it merely a great book about the war would be to minimize its total achievement."--The Philadelphia Inquirer
"Best novel yet about World War II."--Time
Henry Holt and Co., 9780805060188, 722pp.
Publication Date: May 1, 1998