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The naked and the dead.

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Published by Rinehart, The Modern Library in New York .
Written in English.

About the Book

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 amidst the sounds and fury of battle.

Edition Notes

Series
The modern library of the world's best books

Classifications

Library of Congress
PS3525.A4152 N34 1948

The Physical Object

Pagination
721 p. :
Number of pages
721

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL6030362M
Internet Archive
nakeddead00mail
LC Control Number
48006633
Library Thing
10155

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