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Death In The Afternoon: Book by Ernest Hemingway

Death In The Afternoon

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ISBN: 9780099909101    Publisher: Random House Year of publishing: 1994     Format:  Paperback No of Pages: 336        Language: English
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...Read more
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.
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About the author: Ernest Hemingway
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... Read more
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.
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Review:
Hemingway's style, at its best, is a superb vehicle for revealing tenderness of feeling beneath descrptions of brutality" Guardian

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