Recommended by Goldsboro Books
Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition / first printing published by Cape in 1932. A very good book in a very good unclipped wrapper with some light chipping to the head and tail of the spine. Rare UK first edition.
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.