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Death And The Sun: A Matador's Season In The Heart Of Spain
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Houghton Mifflin
Publication date July 5, 2005
Pages 258
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780618263257
ISBN-10 061826325X
Dimensions 0.75 by 6.25 by 9 in.
Weight 1.10 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Original list price $24.00
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Celebrated matador Francisco Rivera Ordo$ez, the grandson of a famous Spanish matador, faces tremendous pressure to live up to his family's and his society's expectations, as he pursues his own life's path in the bullfighting ring, and outside of it, in a profile of a season on the bullfighting circuit. 20,000 first printing.
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A brilliant observer in the tradition of Adam Gopnik and Paul Theroux, Edward Lewine reveals a Spain few outsiders have seen. There's nothing more Spanish than bullfighting, and nothing less like its stereotype. For matadors and aficionados, it is not a blood sport but an art, an ancient subculture steeped in ritual, machismo, and the feverish attentions of fans and the press.
Lewine explains Spain and the art of the bulls by spending a bullfighting season traveling Spanish highways with the celebrated matador Francisco Rivera Ordónez, 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's reputation has slipped, 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.


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Hardcover
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from Houghton Mifflin (July 5, 2005)
9780618263257 | details & prices | 258 pages | 6.25 × 9.00 × 0.75 in. | 1.10 lbs | List price $24.00
About: Profiles a season on the bullfighting circuit through the experiences of celebrated matador Francisco Rivera Ordoänez, as he faces tremendous pressure to live up to his family's and his society's expectations.
Paperback
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Reprint edition from Mariner Books (May 1, 2007)
9780618872305 | details & prices | 272 pages | 5.75 × 8.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.76 lbs | List price $23.95
About: Celebrated matador Francisco Rivera Ordoñez, the grandson of a famous Spanish matador, faces tremendous pressure to live up to his family's and his society's expectations, as he pursues his own life's path in the bullfighting ring, and outside of it, in a profile of a season on the bullfighting circuit.

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