Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Essay: "Pamplona in July." Ernest Hemingway. 1923.

10-second review: Hemingway reports on the bullfights at Pamplona in Spain.

Quote: “The bull turned like a cat and charged Algabeno and Algabeno met him with the cape. Once, twice, three times he made the perfect, floating, slow swing with the cape. Perfectly, graceful, debonair, back on his heels, baffling the bull. And he had command of the situation. There never was such a scene at any World’s Series game.” p. 105.

Comment: The Hemingway style in full view. You are there. RayS.

Best American Essays of the Century. Editors: Oates and Atwan. Boston, New York: Houghton Mifflin Company. 2000.

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