At a glance:
- Author: Ernest Hemingway
- First Published: 1932
- Type of Work: Memoir/cultural criticism
- Time of Work: 1900-1930
- Genres: Criticism, Nonfiction, Memoir
- Subjects: Memory, Manners or customs, Social life, Death or dying, Heroes or heroism, Rites or ceremonies, Entertaining or entertainers, Life and death, Biography, Spain or Spanish people, Bullfighting or bullfighters
Form and Content
Death in the Afternoon records Ernest Hemingway’s ten-year love affair with the bullfight: It is the product of more than a decade of observing these contests, talking about them, mingling with participants and spectators, and reading about the sport. Hemingway first conceived the idea for such a book in 1921, and it remained with him while he composed his first two novels. He finally began work on the book in earnest in 1931, pausing only occasionally to engage in big-game hunting expeditions, and for an illness that left him unable to concentrate...
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