Death in the Afternoon

Product Number: EB00575154
Released: Sep 25, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780743237147
Publisher: Scribner
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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.

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Author(s): Ernest Hemingway
Original Publish Date: Jul 25, 2002

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CD
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Author(s): Ernest Hemingway
Narrator(s): Boyd Gaines
Product Number DD26323
Released: Jan 02, 2007
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780743564458
eAudio
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Author(s): Ernest Hemingway
Narrator(s): Boyd Gaines
Product Number Z100140004
Released: May 28, 2018
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780743563536
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Text - Paperback
Author(s): Ernest Hemingway
Genre: Classics
Product Number 14779
Released: Mar 22, 2007
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Touchstone
ISBN: #9780684801452

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