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Death and the Sun: A Matador's Season in the Heart of SpainA Brilliant Observer In The Tradition Of Adam Gopnik And Paul Theroux, Edward Lewine Reveals A Spain Few Outsiders Have Seen There S Nothing Spanish Than Bullfighting, And Nothing Less Like Its Stereotype For Matadors And Aficionados, It Is Not A Blood Sport But An Art, An Ancient Subculture Steeped In Ritual, Machismo, And The Feverish Attentions Of Fans And The Press Lewine Explains Spain And The Art Of The Bulls By Spending A Bullfighting Season Traveling Spanish Highways With The Celebrated Matador Francisco Rivera Ord Nez, Following Fran, As He S Known, Through Every Region And Social Stratum Fran S Great Grandfather Was A Famous Bullfighter And The Inspiration For Hemingway S Matador In The Sun Also Rises Fran S Father Was Also A Star Matador, Until A Bull Took His Life Shortly Before Fran S Eleventh Birthday Fran Is Blessed And Haunted By His Family History Formerly A Top Performer Himself, Fran S Reputation Has Slipped, And As The Season Opens He Feels Intense Pressure To Live Up To His Legacy Amid Tabloid Scrutiny In The Wake Of His Separation From His Wife, A Duchess But Fran Perseveres Through An Eventful Season Of Early Triumph, Serious Injury, And An Unlikely Return To Glory.

Free ↠ Death and the Sun: A Matador's Season in the Heart of Spain By Edward Lewine – Webpolitics.us
  • Paperback
  • 272 pages
  • Death and the Sun: A Matador's Season in the Heart of Spain
  • Edward Lewine
  • English
  • 10 July 2017
  • 9780618872305

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  1. says:

    Fascinating, moving, beautifully written book Even for a vegetarian Englishwoman who feels bad about swatting a fly It doesn t matter what you feel about bullfighting the book doesn t make you decide, you just get c...


  2. says:

    This was a truly absorbing book A debt goes to Francisco Rivera Ordonez, as well, for allowing a writer to join his entourage.Lewine gives us an appreciation for this art by taking us into the life not just any matador, but one who wears the mantle of his fathers.We learn about how the crowds vary from city to city, how the bulls are bred and selected, the attitude of the bull press , the history of the game We learn how to appreciate the matador s movements and about the nature and of his entourage We learn about costumes, the genteel way to buy scalped tickets and how to run with the bulls in Pomploma and much .Picture...


  3. says:

    Author Edward Lewine follows Francisco Romero Ord ez on the bullfighting circuit from the famous rings in Seville, Madrid and Bilbao to dusty little towns that put on only a couple of corridas a year during the local F ria In Spain, bullfighting is regarded as an art, not a sport There is no betting, no truly objective way to judge a good performance from a bad one, and reviewers may also review music, theater or dance performances And, as with other artistic careers, it s devilishly difficult to make a living Many aspire to the profession, but only a few major stars make real money It s certainly not a contest because if all goes well the bull will certainly die But the matador certainly risks death In fact, Fran s father died in the bullring when he was only ten At its best, proponents claim the bull and the matador perform a kind of dance of death together in the ring It s a quintessentially Spanish art, although the Spanish matadors also fight in rings in southern France and Mexico I m really glad to have read this book, because I ve learned to appreciate a tradition that has shaped Spanish culture But it s left me with less and less interest in seeing a fight myself I r...


  4. says:

    A lot of depth goes into the art of bullfighting Packing a absorbing stab at it than our man Hemingway Although his books will remain classics.This book is very well written, the sun shines bright over this piece on bullfighting and the art behind it.


  5. says:

    I still would never attend a bullfight, but after reading this book, I can say I understand its place in Spanish culture.


  6. says:

    So I gave this 5 stars because of what the book means to me than its literary value I personally know Francisco Rivera Ordonez, the man the book centers on The book many times radiates my thoughts and feelings about Spain, descri...


  7. says:

    I am not that interested in bullfighting per se but Edward Lewine gives us a compelling narrative about one season in the life of a prominent Spanish bullfighter I enjoyed this book immensely a look at a very particular way of life, with...


  8. says:

    Excellent book It was a very straight forward way to look at the culture of Bullfighting It does not support ot condone it in my opinion but let s me decide about it While I feel that it is art I m not sure it is for me I hope I get chances to continue to develope my understanding.


  9. says:

    Spain


  10. says:

    Reminds me of all the glorious contradictions that make me miss Spain everyday.

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