You saw everything about him? In the introduction, we learn Hemingway's original version of this autobiographical work was 120,000 words, but it was edited down by Life magazine to 70,000 words, but the current edition we read, published in 1985, is 40,000 words. In 1930 he had published in Fortune a longish, knowing article on bullfighting as a sport and an industry and this led, two years later, to the remarkable illustrated essay Death in the Afternoon. Hemingway fanticos may relish such moments of self-parody there are many others in this account of the duel, over the summer of 1959, between Ordonez and Luis Mignel Dominguin; few others will. As I wandered about the world I constantly met foreign writers who went out of their way to assure me that whereas they considered themselves as good as Hemingway, they did not want to mimic him. He had been commissioned by Life magazine to write a short piece on his trip and instead wrote a book-length report on the dramatic competition between the pair of bullfighters.
The air is as thick with machismo as a sweaty locker room. Is it that Hemingway wants to see the show, but not necessarily what goes on behind the scenes? All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The torture and killing of bulls is not a pleasant topic for me, but the book tasted like chicken when I forgot what it was about. Michener This is a book about death written by a lusty sixty-year-old man who had reason to fear that his own death was imminent. Two great bullfighters duel for status as the best.
The Hemingway we find here is old, tired, and writing from mechanical instinct. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. I'm against bullfighting but fascinated by it, and this edition offers the romance and the hard facts. Book near fine, some slight fading to boards at edges. The Dangerous Summer is Hemingway's firsthand chronicle of a brutal season of bullfights. Books and real life intertwined -- what could be better? I had visited Pamplona and was drawn to know more of Hemingway's time there -- also had churros and chocolate in a place in Madrid which was supposedly one of the cafes he frequented.
I award Hemingway two ears. I went to a dinner one time where they served rattlesnake meat. The dust jacket is missing. Shortly after the publication of The Old Man and the Sea in 1952, Hemingway went on safari to Africa, where he was almost killed in two plane crashes that left him in pain or ill-health for much of the rest of his life. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. A worthy addition to Hemingway's oeuvre of work.
Ernest Hemingway's signature debossed in gold on front cover. Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed. Being used books, some of them may have writing inside the cover. Still, the details of the fights tended to be repetitious and I skimmed over them. Ernest Hemingway A to Z: The Essential Reference to the Life and Work. He published seven novels, six short story collections and two non-fiction works.
Which was published about 25 years later. Toward the end, however, Hemingway starts to get repetitive in his descriptions of the fights, no doubt due to the pove 3 stars in the canon of Hemingway novels, but surely more in relation to the rest of literature. New in dj protected against wear and tear in Brodart Archival Mylar. Fascinace je očividná a Hemingwej popisuje souboj dvou frajerů jako by šlo o Batman versus Superman, ale když už absolvujeme asi dvacátý souboj, který Captain Morgan popisuje naprosto stejně, protože kupodivu probíhají na Captain Morgan alias Ernest Hemingwej ve svém posledním románu opět zavítal do Španělska, a opět šel omylem na býčí zápasy místo aby šel na fotbal. Michener, who duly complied, or that the novel happily turned out to be a major work of fiction after it was completed. All present, remembering the great success Life had had with The Old Man, must have jumped at this suggestion, and when it was presented to Hemingway he must have liked it, too. In 1959, Hemingway revisited Spain in part to see a series of bullfights and to write a short piece on his trip for Life Magazine.
The present 1985 edition edited down the 120,000 words from the original submission to 45,000. This book has been on my shelf for a long time. Had no idea he was an aficonado. I have always tried to answer such questions forthrightly. Library of Congress No: 84-27578.
Sure the matadors are brave and skilled, but the bulls are tortured and murdered. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. At the same time Hemingway offers an often complex and deeply personal self-portrait that reveals much about one of the twentieth century's preeminent writers. I met Hemingway only once. And if you decide to make a statement, get it to us in a hurry.
To bylo taky peklo, ale aspoň tam je klobása. . Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1985. Hemingway probably told them to go to hell. The Dangerous Summer is a must-read for Hemingway fans and would be interesting for bullfighting fans.
Publication date June 1985 Media type Print Book Pages 228 The Dangerous Summer is a nonfiction book by published posthumously in 1985 and written in 1959 and 1960. We want to present the story in the best possible light. Is Hemingway in on this? Described in detail all the events behind the scenes you'd not see as a tourist. Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed. Because a writer just getting into his career as I then was rarely has an opportunity to pay tribute to one of the masters.