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Meetup Twenty : The Naked and the Dead

Sticking with a similar theme from last month's novel - we've settled on Norman Mailer's The Naked and the Dead, a quintessential war retrospective analyzing the tribulations and lasting repercussions of war on the American military psyche. Detailing the harshness of the 1944 Philippines Campaign in the eyes of one platoon, the novel is a critical expose picking at the motivations of a seemingly endless and dehumanizing war. Expect to see some interesting conversation regarding this book's relation to modern overseas conflicts, along with hopefully some highlights in relation to last month's book.

 

For a review that was written around the time of the novel's original debut, I highly suggest reading David Dempsey's New York Times review here: http://www.nytimes.com/books/97/05/04/reviews/mailer-dead.html

 

RSVP will be open on sunday at high noon

 

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