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Into The Arena: The World of the Spanish Bullfight by [Fiske-Harrison, Alexander]
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An informative and breathtaking volume of gonzo journalism

The essential incongruity of an Englishman in the ring makes this book an engrossing introduction to bullfighting

He [Fiske-Harrison] develops a taste for the gruesome spectacle, but what makes the book work is that he never loses his disgust for it...what I really enjoyed about <i>Into the Arena</i> is that after nearly 300 pages I still couldn't quite decide whether bullfighting should be banned or allowed to flourish

<i>Into the Arena</i> begins by brilliantly capturing a fascinating, intoxicating culture ... Provides an intriguing introduction to Spain's "great feast of art and danger"

Entertaining ... bears comparison with Kenneth Tynan's outstanding book <i>Bull Fever</i>

Whatever you think of Alexander Fiske-Harrison's account of his quest to become a bullfighter, you have to admire his guts ... His descriptions of the fights are compelling and lyrical, and his explanation of different uses of the matador's capes is illuminating ... This complex and ambitious book examines not only life in the bullring but also Spain's cultural identity and modern ideas of masculinity

Transposes the spectacle into words with great success

A really, really good read

Fantastic... it's a fascinating insight into a world we know little about but are quick to judge

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<p><b>Shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award 2011</b></p><p><b>Alexander Fiske-Harrison has spent a year travelling with bullfighters to watch them work in the bullrings and ranches of Spain. Along the way he has entered the ring and ran with the bulls in Pamplona and trained with world famous matador Eduardo Dávila Miura </b><b>and is on a personal quest to fight a bull in the ring with the aim of winning</b></p>

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3424 KB
  • Print Length: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Profile Books (26 May 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Asia-Pacific Holdings Private Limited
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1847654290
  • ISBN-13: 978-1847654298
  • ASIN: B005IYT9X2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #6,45,560 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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