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Death in the Afternoon

Death in the Afternoon - 96 edition

Death in the Afternoon - 96 edition

ISBN13: 9780684801452

ISBN10: 0684801450

Death in the Afternoon by Ernest Hemingway - ISBN 9780684801452
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 96
Copyright: 1996
Publisher: Touchstone Books
Published: 1996
International: No
Death in the Afternoon by Ernest Hemingway - ISBN 9780684801452

ISBN13: 9780684801452

ISBN10: 0684801450

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 96

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Summary

Hemingway's Classic Portrait Of The Pageantry 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.