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4.0 von 5 Sternen Great follow-up to your viewing of 'When We Were Kings', 3. Mai 2000
If you were fascinated by Leon Gast's Oscar-winning 1996 documentary "When We Were Kings," do what I did: go out and buy Mailer's 'The Fight' immediately. More than just covering the fight itself, Mailer takes in and reports the entire crazy scene in Kinshasa, Zaire, circa 1975. It must be noted that this book is as much about Norman Mailer (referring to himself throughout the book in the third-person) as it is about Muhammad Ali, but this results in some great reporting like in the one memorable chapter where Mailer decides he's going to run in the early dawn with Ali.
The best parts of the book deal not with Ali but in the richly drawn portraits of the other important players. Ali's mystical cornerman Drew 'Bundini' Brown is a revelation, and you won't find a better take on Don King anywhere, despite the fact that this prose is now 25 years old. The real value of this work is that it captures the essence of Ali and Foreman circa 1975, and - like 'We Were Kings' - subconsciously directs your brain to compare these 'Kings' to the men they have become. The natural tendency is to recognize the true extent of what we have been deprived of by Ali's descent into the grips of Parkinson's, but there's a corresponding shock when reading about Foreman: to realize how this man totally reconstructed his personality to turn himself into a multi-media star. You read Mailer's book and say: No way. But George pulled it off.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen The most complete fight book ever written, 18. September 1998
Von Ein Kunde
This is the most comprehensive book on the " Rumble in the jungle" one can hope to get. The beauty of the book is that unlike other biographies it never loses it's touch with reality. The accurately described scenes in Ali's training camp and Ali's frustration with having to train, the boredom that a prize fighter goes through while training are all aptly revealed . Ali's psyche has been explored as in no other book. The author has also given his own brilliant account of the country that the fight took place in, Zaire. This book also has many of those things that weren't concentrated upon in "When we were kings", like the fact that Ali didn't train as hard for this fight as most fighters do for a heavyweight championship but instead was banking on his clever tricks to secure victory for himself. After reading this book, the reader would like to watch "When we were kings" again to have a better understanding of the movie, as he or she would have a greater knowledge of the events and the persons involved in the drama. Norman's deep insight of the boxing world can be gauged from the thoughts he has when he is wathcing Muhmmad Ali celebrate after his victory, "In the privacy of his bathroom, doubtless he will wince and piss blood. That is the price after many a fight. It was his pride of course to show none of this." Unlike most other white writers of his time, Norman understands and feels what makes Ali tick. The reader is taken into the thought provoking world of Ali's attitude and reason-towards his people, his religion, his profession, his opponents and his friends. All in all, this book is for anybody who is a boxing fan or a Muhammad Ali fan.
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4.0 von 5 Sternen Great follow-up to your viewing of 'When We Were Kings', 3. Mai 2000
If you were fascinated by Leon Gast's Oscar-winning 1996 documentary "When We Were Kings," do what I did: go out and buy Mailer's 'The Fight' immediately. More than just covering the fight itself, Mailer takes in and reports the entire crazy scene in Kinshasa, Zaire, circa 1975. It must be noted that this book is as much about Norman Mailer (referring to himself throughout the book in the third-person) as it is about Muhammad Ali, but this results in some great reporting like in the one memorable chapter where Mailer decides he's going to run in the early dawn with Ali.
The best parts of the book deal not with Ali but in the richly drawn portraits of the other important players. Ali's mystical cornerman Drew 'Bundini' Brown is a revelation, and you won't find a better take on Don King anywhere, despite the fact that this prose is now 25 years old. The real value of this work is that is captures the essence of Ali and Foreman circa 1975, and - like 'We Were Kings' - subconsciously directs your brain to compare these 'Kings' to the men they have become. The natural tendency is to recognize the true extent of what we have been deprived of by Ali's descent into the grips of Parkinson's, but there's a corresponding shock when reading about Foreman: to realize how this man totally reconstructed his personality to turn himself into a multi-media star. You read Mailer's book and say: No way. But George pulled it off.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen No mangled ears here, 25. Juli 1997
Von Ein Kunde
No single personality in the history of sport has captivated, enthralled, and enraged the American population more than Muhammad Ali. An Olympic champion out of Louisville, Cassius Clay "shook up the world" with his defeat of Sonny Liston; he polarized the world when he joined the Nation of Islam, renouncing his "slave name;" and what Mailer describes in this vivid tale is how Ali captured the hearts and imagination of the world population. For this story is not set in Chicago or Las Vegas. It's the "Rumble in the Jungle" in Kinshasa, Zaire, in the heart of Africa.
Mailer, one of the renowned geniuses of American letters, and a commentator in the excellent film "When We Were Kings" about the same event, takes us with him as he covered the fight over 20 years ago. He mirrors Ali and his opponent, the ferocious George Foreman (a few cheeseburgers ago). He reveals the place of Zaire and Africa in the world, telling much of Mobutu Sese Seko's policies (all the more relevant in terms o
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4.0 von 5 Sternen A book about the greatest fighter in his greatest fight, 22. Juli 1997
Von Ein Kunde
If this book is anything like Mailer's presense
in the now classic Leon Gast film masterpiece
"When We were Kings" it will have all the drama, humour, poetry of a great film. It should
be more about two men facing their inner demons while meeting destiny than about boxing. The book is not
out as of yet--If you want a "review" right now,
maybe you should contact Sherly McClaine ( she and my brother Steve were probably the only ones
on this planet to predict the 8 round KO of
Foreman by Ali) Lets hope Mailer will comment on the fact that Mike Tyson would not even have ranked in the top 25 of the heavy weight division in those days. Norman. I hope you review this review. Basically, the book should be
about a great fighter in a great fight written by
a great writter. Writing a review about a book
not yet written is bold--not nearly as bold as
getting in the ring with a unbeaten George Forema
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4.0 von 5 Sternen powerful writing transcends generation gap, 10. Dezember 1999
Von Ein Kunde
Picked up on a lark, I wasn't sure what to expect when I opened the book. Too young to appreciate the actual fight when it happened, I doubted if I would be able to get into the story. Powerful narrative quickly pulled me in. Ali's (and Mailer's) soulful journey captivated me and I was unable to let go of the story until long after I had finished reading. A book about the human spirit, Ali's personality is difficult not to love.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Mailer on the greatest fight of the greatest prize fighter., 10. November 1998
Von Ein Kunde
This book is a must read for fans of boxing and Muhammed Ali. Mailer brings the "Rumble in the Jungle" to life. When describing Ali's miraculous return from the dead and his role in creating the African American identity, Mailer is at his best. Something much more important than a boxing match took place. Mailer fills it with symbolism, insight and love.
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4.0 von 5 Sternen Vivid account of exciting fight and interesting man, 23. November 1998
Von Ein Kunde
I think Mailer did an excellent job of making the characters (Ali, Foreman, George Plimpton...) come to life. And his commentary on the fight itself is also excellent. I do think, however, that Mailer's arrogance and machismo were a bit irritating at times; for instance, he repeatedly compares himself to Hemingway.
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