Death In The Afternoon

Death In The Afternoon

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In "Death in the Afternoon", Hemingway shares the sights, the sounds, the excitement, and above all, the knowledge which fuelled his passion for Spain and the bullfight. This remarkable book contains some of his finest writing, inspired by the intense life, as well as the inevitable death, of those hot, violent afternoons.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 25mm | 318g
  • Vintage Classics
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New ed
  • 0
  • 0099285029
  • 9780099285021
  • 125,019

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"Hemingway's style, at its best, is a superb vehicle for revealing tenderness of feeling beneath descriptions of brutality"
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"Hemingway's style, at its best, is a superb vehicle for revealing tenderness of feeling beneath descriptions of brutality" * Guardian * "The most readable and the most nearly exhaustive account of the Spanish Bullfight that we have" -- V.S. Pritchett
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About Ernest Hemingway

Ernest Hemingway was born in Chicago in 1899, the second of six children. In 1917, he joined the Kansas City Star as a cub reporter. The following year, he volunteered as an ambulance driver on the Italian front, where he was badly wounded but decorated for his services. He returned to America in 1919, and married in 1921. In 1922, he reported on the Greco-Turkish war before resigning from journalism to devote himself to fiction. He settled in Paris, associating with other expatriates like Ezra Pound and Gertrude Stein. He was passionately involved with bullfighting, big-game hunting and deep-sea fishing. Recognition of his position in contemporary literature came in 1954 when he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature, following the publication of The Old Man and the Sea. He died in 1961.
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