Published in 1948, The Naked and the Dead was the first novel penned by future two time Pulitzer Prize winning author Norman Mailer. Based on his own experiences as a soldier in the Pacific Theatre during WWII, The Naked and the Dead is widely considered to be one of the finest novels written about WWII and is listed by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best novels.
The gripping tale revolves around an army platoon fighting the Japanese on a fictional island named Anopopei. The coarse language and journalistic style of writing are as brutal, tenacious and dirty as the battles and experiences they describe and add to the overall realism of the story.
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