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    DescriptionA 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.


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    Title
    Death in the Afternoon
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ernest Hemingway
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 336
    Width: 110 mm
    Height: 178 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 226 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780099909101
    ISBN 10: 0099909103
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25500
    LC subject heading:
    BIC E4L: PER
    DC21: 813.52
    BIC subject category V2: FA, FYB
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.8
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DSE
    Libri: B-236, B-232
    BISAC V2.8: LIT000000
    Ingram Subject Code: SR
    BISAC V2.8: SOC005000, PER000000
    BIC subject category V2: ASZX
    BISAC V2.8: HIS045000, SOC007000
    BIC subject category V2: WSN
    BISAC V2.8: SPO012000
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 791.82
    BIC subject category V2: 1DSE, CTK
    Thema V1.0: JHMC, JBFH, AT, FBA, FYB, ATXZ
    Illustrations note
    48pp b&w illustrations
    Publisher
    Cornerstone
    Imprint name
    ARROW BOOKS LTD
    Publication date
    01 November 1994
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Ernest Miller Hemingway was born in Chicago in 1899 as the son of a doctor and the second of six children. After a stint as an ambulance driver at the Italian front, Hemingway came home to America in 1919, only to return to the battlefield - this time as a reporter on the Greco-Turkish war - in 1922. Resigning from journalism to focus on his writing instead, he moved to Paris where he renewed his earlier friendship with fellow American expatriates such as Ezra Pound and Gertrude Stein. Through the years, Hemingway travelled widely and wrote avidly, becoming an internationally recognized literary master of his craft. He received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1954, following the publication of The Old Man and the Sea. He died in 1961.
    Review quote
    "Hemingway's style, at its best, is a superb vehicle for revealing tenderness of feeling beneath descrptions of brutality" Guardian
    Review text
    Hemingway's passion for Spain, which I share as I now live there, is famous. He also had a passion for bullfighting, a very emotive subject. His knowledge on the subject is encapsulated by this book as it delves with clarity and passion into the classic beauty that is the bullfight. The tussle between man and beast, the amazing skills and the individuals described in this book take away any prejudices you may have about the sport. This also contains some of the finest short stories you will ever read. Review by Keith Floyd, chef, and the author of a string of books including 'Floyd on Fish', 'The Best of Floyd' and 'Floyd Uncorked'. (Kirkus UK)
    Flap copy
    Still considered one of the best books ever written about bullfighting, Death in the Afternoon 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.