Death in the Afternoon

 

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Death in the Afternoon


by Ernest Hemingway (Author)
Boyd Gaines (Read)

 

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ISBN: 9780857204622

 

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A fascinating look at the history and grandeur of bullfighting.


Still considered one of the best books ever written about bullfighting, Death in the Afternoon reflects Hemingway's belief that bullfighting was more than mere sport. Here he describes and explains the technical aspects of this dangerous ritual, and "the emotional and spiritual intensity and pure classic beauty that can be produced by a man, an animal, and a piece of scarlet serge draped on a stick." 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. 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.


 

ISBN 857204629
ISBN13 9780857204622
Publisher Simon & Schuster Audio
Format CD-Audio
Publication date 10/11/2011
Pages
Weight (grammes) 651.00
Published in United Kingdom
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