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Death in the Afternoon

By: Ernest Hemingway
Narrated by: Boyd Gaines
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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.
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©1932 Charles Scribner's Sons. Copyright Renewed 1960 Ernest Hemingway. All rights reserved (P)2007 Simon and Schuster Inc. All rights reserved.

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Interesting and some very thoughtful examples of Hemingway’s iceberg writing but not sure what to do with all this info of 1920s bullfighting

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poor editing

some sentences cut of at the start, which made it difficult to understand their meaning.

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More like a travel guide for a Spain of the past.

A great book, written in Hemingway's unmistakable style. Interesting and informative, going very deep in. certain parts, but wholly enjoyable.

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