Illustrated by Alan E. Overall, a superb copy in collector's condition. Email Address never made public. And in the end and throughout you get to glimpse all the indelible cruelity of reality as would be expected by for forboding title. The Japanese don't appear for most of the book, obviously absorbed in their own angst and ennui. Norman Mailer is no Mary Shelley, and he would have been the first to admit that.
Funnily, these were scenes that were underwritten when compared with the rest of the book.
The Naked and the Dead
They were short, elegant, haunting. Je reccommende ce roman fortement aux francias qui s'interressent a la deuxieme grande guerre mondiale mais qui veulent connaitre l'ambiance de la guerre dans le Pacifique. A sharp criticism of the military's structure, and what it does to the minds of men ensconced in mortal combat, becomes quickly apparent, and his characters are less fully realized individuals though he'll give you a back story for each, conveniently around the time the reader begins to hate them or they are killed than stand-ins for ideas. First edition with the Rinehart symbol on the copyright page. What is left is an impression of a war so gritty and dirty that one feels disgusted I remember one character having some sort of kidney problem, with attendant stomach-ache and blood in urine - for me, this has become the defining image of war. Thick octavo, an attractive, presentable copy of Norman Mailer's celebrated first book. The naked and the Dead.