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Looking for Hemingway : Spain, the bullfights, and a final rite of passage

Author: Tony Castro
Publisher: Guilford, Connecticut : Lyons Press, [2016] ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 1959, the most famous literary figure of his time set out in the twilight of his life to recapture his early success in the 1920s. The experience tested all the credos of bravery and grace under pressure he had lived by. Just months before turning sixty, Ernest Hemingway headed for Spain to write a new epilogue for his bullfighting classic Death in the Afternoon, as well as an article for Life magazine. His hosts  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Castro, Tony.
Looking for Hemingway.
Guilford, Connecticut : Lyons Press, [2016]
(DLC) 2016030067
Named Person: Ernest Hemingway; Ernest Hemingway; Ernest Hemingway
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tony Castro
ISBN: 9781493018215 1493018213
OCLC Number: 952470848
Description: xxvii, 233 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Tony Castro.

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In 1959, the most famous literary figure of his time set out in the twilight of his life to recapture his early success in the 1920s. The experience tested all the credos of bravery and grace under pressure he had lived by. Just months before turning sixty, Ernest Hemingway headed for Spain to write a new epilogue for his bullfighting classic Death in the Afternoon, as well as an article for Life magazine. His hosts were Bill and Anne Davis, wealthy Americans in pursuit of the avant-garde life of the 1920s' post-war expatriates, who lavishly entertained celebrities and the literati, from Noel Coward to Laurence Olivier, at their historic villa, La Consula. This hacienda would become Hemingway's home during the most pivotal months of the Nobel laureate's denouement, and Bill Davis-fellow adventurer who had survived the Depression running arms during the Spanish Civil War-would become his friend and bullfight-traveling companion. Looking for Hemingway explores that incredible friendship and offers a rare intimate look into the final period of the legendary author's life, giving comprehension not only of a writer's despair but of suicide as a not unreasonable conclusion to a blasted existence.--

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