The Naked and the Dead is a 1948 novel by Norman Mailer. It was partly based on his American forces are faced with a campaign to drive out the Japanese so that Americans can advance into the Philippines. The novel . Mailer described that his writing inspiration came from the great Russian novelists like Leo Tolstoy.
Norman Kingsley Mailer (January 31, 1923 – November 10, 2007) was an American novelist, journalist, essayist, playwright, film-maker, actor, and liberal political activist. His novel The Naked and the Dead was published in 1948, and brought him.
Composed in 1948, The Naked and the Dead is representative of the best in twentieth-century American writing. The novel is divided into four parts: Wave, Argil.
Authors Open Authors The Naked and the Dead First published in 1949, as America was still basking in the glories of the Allied victory.