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Looking for Hemingway : Spain, the Bullfights, and a Final Rite of Passage (Hardcover) (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 classicDeath in the Afternoon, as well as an article forLife 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. Thishacienda 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.
Number of Pages: 304
Genre: Biography + Autobiography, History
Sub-Genre: Travel
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Globe Pequot Pr
Author: Tony Castro
Language: English
Street Date: November 16, 2016
TCIN: 51818701
UPC: 9781493018215
Item Number (DPCI): 248-34-4287
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