On Bullfighting by A. L. Kennedy

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Acclaimed novelist A. L. Kennedy unpeels the layers and explains the mechanics before dissecting them with surgical precision. Beyond the theatre, the costume and the well-worn plot she focuses on the fact that a man faces his death while a crowd looks on. The result is a startling confrontation with her own, and mankind's, mortality.


About A. L. Kennedy

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A. L. Kennedy lives in Glasgow, Scotland.
Published January 1, 1999 by Yellow Jersey Press. 180 pages
Genres: History, Sports & Outdoors, Travel, Humor & Entertainment. Non-fiction

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At times she is so self-deprecating that it is difficult to continue reading, as when she writes: ""Too many hotel rooms can cause depression if you count a room as empty with me inside it, which of course, I do."" Still, although the reader never experiences the rush of invigoration inherent in ...

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By exploring a rite that exists beyond sport, below art, and past paganism, Scottish novelist Kennedy means to get in the ring with mortality — and not merely by admiring, Hemingway-style, the poetry of blades, horns, and blood.

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