A fascinating look at the history and grandeur of bullfighting,
Death in the Afternoon is also a deeper contemplation on the nature
of cowardice and bravery, sport and tragedy, and is enlivened
throughout by Hemingway's pungent commentary on life and
literature. Seen through his eyes, bullfighting becomes an art, a
richly choreographed ballet, with performers who range from awkward
amateurs to masters of great grace and cunning.