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On Bullfighting

A.L. Kennedy


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PUBLISHED: 6th July 2000
ISBN: 9780224060998
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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.
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  • Paperback
    $18.59
PUBLISHED: 6th July 2000
ISBN: 9780224060998
ANNOTATION:
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.

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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.

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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.

Author Biography

A.L. Kennedy has twice been selected as one of Granta's Best of Young British Novelists and has won a host of other awards - including the Costa Book of the Year for her novel Day. She lives in Essex.

Review

"One of the best books of the year" -- Jeanette Winterson "On Bullfighting casts an unofficial eye over a world of male exploit; the public spectacles are treated with a fresh particularity, the inner landscapes of pain with an ardent, high-risk honesty" -- Julain Barnes "Informative, minutely observed and beautifully written" Independent "An ecclectic and fascinating cultural history" Observer "A strange and beautiful book" -- Michael Ignatieff

Kirkus UK Review

An exploration of the bullfight in all its facets - be it sport, art form or stylized torture. The author (perhaps surprisingly, a prize-winning female novelist) discusses the obsessive pull of watching man and bull face death, the powerful sexual symbolism, and the theatricality of the choreographed spectacle. A maelstrom of ideas. (Kirkus UK)

Product Details

Author
A.L. Kennedy
Series
Yellow Jersey shorts
Year
2000
ISBN-10
0224060996
ISBN-13
9780224060998
Format
Paperback
Publication Date
2000-07-06
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Media
Book
Language
English
Pages
192
Publisher
Vintage Publishing