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, ...
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.
Peter Fiore; Very Good. 8vo. 487 pp. Trade paperback format. Light edge and corner wear with a flat uncreased spine; no interior markings. Cover art by Peter Fiore. The Contents are: Chapters I to XX Inclusive; Illustrations; An Explanatory Glossary; Some Reactions of a Few Individuals to the Integral Spanish Bullfight; A Short Estimate of the American, Sidney Franklin, as a Matador; and Dates on Which Bullfights Will Ordinarily Be Held in Spain, France, Mexico, and Central and South America; followed by a bibliographical note.
Condition: Overall this is in good condition. Black cloth cover, dec. spine, d.j. is worn/torn at edges. There is a silhouette bull on the title page, 27 pages of photos of bull fighting, 515pages with biblio. and note page. Original edition on this book was 1932. IN 1954 ERNEST HEMINGWAY WON THE NOBEL PRIZE FOR LITERATURE.
Fair. New York: Halcyon House, 1932. Reprint. Hardcover. 517 pp. Acceptable, lacking jacket. Lightly bumped boards and board corners with fraying to ends of spine. Back strip mostly detached at the front hinge. Color frontispiece in excellent condition. Features 64 black and white photographs of bullfighting.
An extremely nice Black Board Cloth copy. Pages are very tight. There is some fading on the spine. Some chipping at the extremeties of the spine and corners. 515 p. illus. 24 cm. Includes Illustrations. New York Edition. A description of Spanish bull-fights. "Bibliographical note": p. 517.
Good. [FIRST EDITION] New York and London: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1932. Hardcover, no dust jacket. First Edition/ First Printing (with the Scribner "A" and publisher's colophon on copyright page. ) Octavo. Original black cloth, with gilt title and decoration on spine and the author's signature in gilt to front board. (14), 517 pages, with titled tissue guard and color frontispiece by Juan Gris, and 81 black and white photographs by Vandel and Rodero of bulls. Boards with minor shelf-wear, dulling to gilt, spotting on one or two pages and top-edge, no ownership marking, NOT EX-LIBRARY. (fr case)
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