Death in the Afternoon


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Death in the Afternoon

by Ernest Hemingway (Author)



ISBN: 9780099909101


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In this book Hemingway shares his passion for bullfighting. The technical skills are described and explained, with chapters on individual bullfighters and the bulls. This work also contains a number of short stories inspired by the intense life and inevitable death of those violent afternoons.

A fascinating look at the history and grandeur of bullfighting, Death in the Afternoon is also a deeper contemplation on the nature of cowardice and bravery, sport and tragedy, and is enlivened throughout by Hemingway's pungent commentary on life and literature. Seen through his eyes, bullfighting becomes an art, a richly choreographed ballet, with performers who range from awkward amateurs to masters of great grace and cunning.


ISBN 99909103
ISBN13 9780099909101
Publisher Arrow Books Ltd
Format Paperback
Publication date 10/10/1994
Pages 336
Weight (grammes) 227
Published in United Kingdom
Height (mm) 178
Width (mm) 110