The Naked and the Dead Summary
Norman Mailer

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The Naked and the Dead Summary

Published in 1948, The Naked and the Dead earned overwhelming popular and critical acclaim. Most reviewers deemed the novel to be one of the best war stories ever written, praising Mailer's realistic depiction of men at war. The novel focuses on the adventures of a fourteen-man infantry platoon stationed on a Japanese-held island in the South Pacific during World War II In the course of the novel, the men struggle to survive and find meaning...

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