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  • Published: 15 July 2000
  • ISBN: 9780224060998
  • Imprint: Yellow Jersey
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 192
  • RRP: $19.99

On Bullfighting




A. L. Kennedy's highly acclaimed reflections on the bloodiest of the blood sports - 'as artful as a matador's final pass' (Esquire).

Bullfighting - the ultimate spectator sport.

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.

  • Published: 15 July 2000
  • ISBN: 9780224060998
  • Imprint: Yellow Jersey
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 192
  • RRP: $19.99

About the author

A.L. Kennedy

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.

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Praise for On Bullfighting

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

A thrilling and thought-provoking read

John Banville, Irish Times

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