Death in the Afternoon

CD - unabridged
Audio (10 discs)
Product Number: DD26323
Released: Jan 02, 2007
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780743564458
Narrator/s: Boyd Gaines
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A fascinating look at the history and grandeur of bullfighting Death in the Afternoon is an impassioned look at bullfighting 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. Seen through his eyes, bullfighting becomes a richly choreographed ballet, with performers who range from awkward amateurs to masters of great elegance and cunning. 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.

All formats/editions

Author(s): Ernest Hemingway
Narrator(s): Boyd Gaines
Product Number Z100140004
Released: May 28, 2018
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780743563536
Author(s): Ernest Hemingway
Product Number EB00575154
Released: Sep 25, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Scribner
ISBN: #9780743237147
Text - Paperback
Author(s): Ernest Hemingway
Genre: Classics
Product Number 14779
Released: Mar 22, 2007
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Touchstone
ISBN: #9780684801452

Professional reviews

"Hemingway's passion for bullfighting is perfectly mirrored in the strong narration of Boyd Gaines. The author's portrait of the men who step into coliseums filled with cheering fans to face possible injury and death may seem a bit dated, but Gaines delivers all the intricacies of the sport with the immediacy of a season that had just ended. Fans of the great writer will find the writing style and vivid imagery deftly delivered. The author is obviously impressed with men facing death, and Gaines does a wonderful job of creating drama and tension as the conflict of man versus animal plays out to its ultimate conclusion. R.O. (c) AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine"

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