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World-renowned Hemingway scholar Allen Josephs delivers a masterful consideration of the ritual of the corrida and contemplates the essential tragedy of the corrida's high priests: the toreros. In this informed and heartfelt meditation, Josephs goes well beyond standard literary criticism as he ponders such eternal themes as sacrifice, heroism and hero-worship, and the core cultural, spiritual and philosophical underpinnings of the traditional bullfight.
Published September 2013
Paperback: 34 pages
Allen Josephs is a past president of the Ernest Hemingway Foundation and Society and one of the world's foremost Hemingway scholars. His writings include the critically-acclaimed Ritual and Sacrifice in the Corrida, On Hemingway and Spain, On Cormac McCarthy, four critical editions of the poetry of Lorca, and numerous reviews and essays in the Atlantic, New Republic, New York Times Book Review and elsewhere. He has been University Research Professor at the University of West Florida since 1986, and has taught there since 1969.
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