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andlt;Bandgt;Hemingway's Classic Portrait Of The Pageantry Of Bullfighting. andlt;/Bandgt; andlt;BRandgt; Still considered one of the best books ever written about bullfighting, andlt;Iandgt;Death in the Afternoonandlt;/Iandgt; 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. andlt;BRandgt; A fascinating look at the history and grandeur of bullfighting, andlt;Iandgt;Death in the Afternoonandlt;/Iandgt; 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.

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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.

About the Author

Ernest Hemingway did more to change the style of English prose than any other writer of his time. Publication of andlt;Iandgt;The Sun Also Risesandlt;/Iandgt; and andlt;Iandgt;A Farewell to Armsandlt;/Iandgt; immediately established Hemingway as one of the greatest literary lights of the twentieth century. As part of the expatriate community in 1920s Paris, the former journalist and World War I ambulance driver began a career that led to international fame. Hemingway was an aficionado of bullfighting and big-game hunting, and his main protagonists were always men and women of courage and conviction who suffered unseen scars, both physical and emotional. He covered the Spanish Civil War, portraying it in the novel andlt;Iandgt;For Whom the Bell Tollsandlt;/Iandgt;, and he also covered World War II. His classic novella andlt;Iandgt;The Old Man and the Sea andlt;/Iandgt;won the Pulitzer Prize in 1953. Hemingway was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1954. He died in 1961.

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ISBN:
9780684801452
Author:
Hemingway, Ernest
Publisher:
Scribner Book Company
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
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Bullfights
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General Literary Criticism & Collections
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Sports and Fitness-Sports General
Subject:
Literary fiction; Classics; American classic; American literature; The Lost Generation; great American novel; award winner; Pulitzer Prize; bestseller; modernism; American modernism; F. Scott Fitzgerald; Gertrude Stein; William Faulkner; John Dos Passos;
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Literary fiction; Classics; American classic; American literature; The Lost Generation; great American novel; award winner; Pulitzer Prize; bestseller; modernism; American modernism; F. Scott Fitzgerald; Gertrude Stein; William Faulkner; John Dos Passos;
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Edition Number:
1st Touchstone ed.
Edition Description:
B102
Series Volume:
Bd. 1
Publication Date:
April 1996
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TRADE PAPER
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General/trade
Language:
English
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Pages:
496
Dimensions:
8 x 5.31 in 14.28 oz

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"Synopsis" by , 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.

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