!!> BOOKS ✯ On Bullfighting ⚡ Author A.L. Kennedy – Pandorajewelry70off.us

On Bullfighting An Anchor Books OriginalOne Day, On The Brink Of Despair And Contemplating Her Own Mortality, Novelist A L Kennedy Is Offered An Assignment She Can T Refuse An Opportunity To Travel To Spain And Cover A Sport That Represents The Ultimate Confrontation With Death Bullfighting.The Result Is This Remarkable Book, Which Takes Kennedy And Her Readers From The Living Room Of Her Glasgow Flat To The Plazas Del Toros Of Spain And Inside The Mesmerizing, Mystifying, Brutal, And Beautiful World Of The Bullfight Here The Sport Is Death Matadors Literally Killersare Men And, Increasingly, Women Who, Not Unlike The Roman Gladiators Before Them, Provide A Spectacle To The Crowd, A Dance In Which Their Own Death Is As Present As That Of The Bull Wonderfully Relaying The Elements Of The Sport, From The Breeding Of The Bulls And The Training Of The Matadors To The Intricate Choreography Of The Bullfight And Its Strange Connection To The Inquisition, Kennedy Meditates On A Culture That We May Not Countenance Or Fully Understand But Which Is Made Riveting By The Precision Of Her Prose And The Passion And Humor Of Her Narrative.

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!!> BOOKS ✯ On Bullfighting  ⚡ Author A.L. Kennedy – Pandorajewelry70off.us
  • Paperback
  • 176 pages
  • On Bullfighting
  • A.L. Kennedy
  • English
  • 15 March 2018
  • 0385720815

10 thoughts on “On Bullfighting

  1. says:

    A.L Alison Louise Kennedy is a big writer in Scotland, known for her serious minded novels, her frequent hints at suicide, and her second career in stand up comedy I find her a fascinating figure, and a hilarious stand up, but haven t been able to connect with her prose There is something oblique and defensive about her books that makes them impossible to penetrate, although they re clearly soul bearing and honest works.This book is an awkward mash up of confession and non fiction What the A.L Alison Louise Kennedy is a big writer in Scotland, known for her serious minded novels, her frequent hints at suicide, and her second career in stand up comedy I find her a fascinating figure, and a hilarious stand up, but haven t been able to connect with her prose There is something oblique and defensive about her books that makes them impossible to penetrate, although they re clearly soul bearing and honest works.This book is an awkward mash up of confession and non fiction What the cool kids call creative non fiction. Get hip, daddio The story begins with an aborted suic...

  2. says:

    I get why people don t like this book you either expect a straightforward book about bullfighting thanks to the title and suddenly you re facing the author s depression OR you re scouring the book for clues to Kennedy s illness but have to wade through page after page of bullfighting history Neither seems good, right A little too balanced, leading to a noncommittal to either narrative.And yet the book works for me Kennedy s death obsession finds form and, oddly, life in the hazards of the co I get why people don t like this book you either expect a straightforward book about bullfighting thanks to the title and suddenly you re facing the author s depression OR you re scouring the book for clues to Kennedy s illness but have to wade through page after page of bullfighting history Neither seems good, right A little too balanced, leading to a noncommittal to either narrative.And yet the book works for me Kennedy s death obsession finds form and, oddly, life in the hazards of the co...

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  4. says:

    This book has saved me several times, in so many different ways.

  5. says:

    Great opening and ending Struggle with my lack of interest in bullfighting.

  6. says:

    Pulled this from my library to read as research for a new assignment I m working on for the League Against Cruel Sports Can t say I m looking forward to it Thumbed it so far Useful glossary in the back Going to be somewhat interesting to read if not enjoyable Anyway, what s a respected author like A L Kennedy who I ve not read before writing about bullfighting Moreover, why is Jeanette Winterson blurbing that it s One of the best books of the year Having now finished this book I can sa Pulled this from my library to read as research for a new assignment I m working on for the League Against Cruel Sports Can t say I m looking forward to it Thumbed it so far Useful glossary in the back Going to be somewhat interesting to read if not enjoyable Anyway, what s a respected author like A L Kennedy who I ve not read before writing about bullfighting Moreover, why is Jeanette Winterson blurbing that it s One of the best books of the year Having now finished this book I can say tha...

  7. says:

    The best passages in the book are about the history and current state of bullfighting Kennedy has researched the subject thoroughly and has a gift of observation She captures both the sanctity and the luridness of bullfighting in equal measure Contextualizing bullfighting within the religious, political and class upheavals in Spain also provides great insight into the longevity of this ritual That Kennedy couches her travels to Spain and her research into bullfighting with her personal trava The best passages in the book are about the history and current state of bullfighting Kennedy has ...

  8. says:

    Not quite the tour de force of Hemingway s Death in the Afternoon but it is an update and does give an alternative glance at the subject.The concluding pages may not be to everyone s satisfaction but this work was in fact the work that brought the writer back from the brink of suicide and for that it is a unique reading experience which is woven into the text.If you are daunted by reading Ernest s tome on the subject, which may go into excessive detail and often reads like a history of the sub Not quite the tour de force of Hemingway s Death in the Afternoon but it is an update and does give an alternative glance a...

  9. says:

    This would have been four stars for the great information and insights on bullfighting, but it lost one star because of the totally unnecessary portion of the book the author s annoying whining about her physical condition I bought the book because I was interested in learningabout the corrida, not the aches and pains and travails of ...

  10. says:

    More of a self examination than an exploration of bullfighting, it gives enough about bullfighting to keep it interesting and limits the self examination enough to keep it from getting too dull Some humor, dark...

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