Death in the Afternoon

Author(s): Ernest Hemingway

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Still considered one of the best books ever written about bullfighting, this is an impassioned look at the sport by one of its true aficionados. It reflects Hemingway's conviction that bullfighting was more than mere sport and reveals a rich source of inspiration for his art. The unrivaled drama of bullfighting, with its rigorous combination of athleticism and artistry, and its requisite display of grace under pressure, ignited Hemingway's imagination. 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 a richly choreographed ballet, with performers who range from awkward amateurs to masters of great elegance and cunning. A fascinating look at the history and grandeur of bullfighting, Death in the Afternoon is also a deeper contemplation of the nature of cowardice and bravery, sport and tragedy, and is enlivened throughout by Hemingway's sharp commentary on life and literature.489 pages, with a reading time of ~7.5 hours (122,389 words), and first published in 1932

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General Fields

  • : 9780684859224
  • : Simon & Schuster, Limited
  • : Pocket Books
  • : 0.653173
  • : July 1999
  • : 1.2 Inches X 6.125 Inches X 9.25 Inches
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Ernest Hemingway
  • : Hardback
  • : English
  • : 791.8/2
  • : 400