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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.
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.
Publication date: 1994-12-31
Number of pages: 336
Publisher: Vintage Books
Subjects: Category, Fiction, Classics (pre C.1945), Non-fiction, Art/design/film, Dance & Other Performing Arts, Animal Spectacles, Education / Language / ESOL, Literature & Literary Studies, Prose: Non-fiction, Lifestyle, Sport And Leisure, Sport & Outdoor Recreation, Equestrian & Animal Sports, Travel, Classic Travel Writing