A. L. Kennedy
Publisher: Anchor; 1 edition (March 20, 2001)
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An Anchor Books OriginalOne day, close to depression and considering her personal mortality, novelist A. L. Kennedy is on the market an task she can’t refuse–an chance to shuttle to Spain and canopy a recreation that represents the last word war of words with loss of life: bullfighting.The result's this outstanding e-book, which takes Kennedy and her readers from the lounge of her Glasgow flat to the plazas del toros of Spain and contained in the captivating, mystifying, brutal, and gorgeous international of the bullfight. right here the game is loss of life: matadors (literally "killers") are males and, more and more, girls who, no longer not like the Roman gladiators prior to them, supply a spectacle to the gang, a dance during which their very own dying is as current as that of the bull. splendidly relaying the weather of the game, from the breeding of the bulls and the learning of the matadors to the difficult choreography of the bullfight and its unusual connection to the Inquisition, Kennedy meditates on a tradition that we would possibly not countenance or totally comprehend yet that is made riveting via the precision of her prose and the eagerness and humor of her narrative.