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Death and the sun : a bullfighter's season in the heart of Spain

Author: Edward Lewine
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Lewine explains Spain and the art of the bulls by spending a bullfighting season traveling Spanish highways with the celebrated matador Francisco Rivera Ordonez, 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  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edward Lewine
ISBN: 061826325X 9780618263257
OCLC Number: 702188447
Description: 258 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: First third : the challenge accepted --
Second third : the struggle --
Third third : all the roads home.
Responsibility: Edward Lewine.

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"Lewine explains Spain and the art of the bulls by spending a bullfighting season traveling Spanish highways with the celebrated matador Francisco Rivera Ordonez, 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 has seen his reputation slip, 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."--Book jacket.
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