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Float like a Butterfly, Sting like a Bee: Mythologies of Representation in Selected Writings on Boxing by Norman Mailer1

Christopher Brookeinan

in American Mythologies: Essays on Contemporary Literature

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853237365
eISBN:
9781846312540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853237365.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter explores the impact of Muhammad Ali on Norman Mailer's non-fiction writing about heavyweight boxing. It places Mailer's mythic representation of Ali within the context of the author's ... More


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