Looking for Hemingway: Spain, the Bullfights, and a Final Rite of Passage

Looking for Hemingway: Spain, the Bullfights, and a Final Rite of Passage

by Tony Castro


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ISBN-13: 9781493018215
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 11/16/2016
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 1,286,852
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Tony Castro is a historian, Hemingway scholar, journalist, and author of multiple books including the best-selling Mickey Mantle: America’s Prodigal Son, hailed by The New York Times as the definitive biography about the baseball Hall of Fame legend. A former national correspondent for The Washington Post, Castro has also written for the Los Angeles Times, the Dallas Morning News, the Texas Observer, and Sports Illustrated. He was given a special tour of La Finca Vigía, Hemingway’s home in San Francisco de Paula, Cuba, arranged for him by Fidel Castro in 1967, was among the first to view the collection of Hemingway papers opened to researchers by the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, and has long known screenwriter Teo Davis, the son of Bill and Anne Davis, the American expatriates who hosted Hemingway’s last visits to Spain. He lives in Los Angeles.

Table of Contents

Prologue ix

Chapter 1 "Fiesta, Si!" 1

Chapter 2 La Consula 19

Chapter 3 The Dying Artist 31

Chapter 4 The Politics of the Corrida 41

Chapter 5 Hollywood in Spain 51

Chapter 6 The Rich Are Different 61

Chapter 7 Who Was Hemingway? 73

Chapter 8 Who Was Bill Davis? 81

Chapter 9 Silencio, Por Favor 91

Chapter 10 Bullfighting as Art 101

Chapter 11 Great Fortune 107

Chapter 12 The Well Runs Dry 117

Chapter 13 Needing a Death in the Bullring 127

Chapter 14 The Ghost of Manolete 137

Chapter 15 The Ordoñez-Domingúin Feud 145

Chapter 16 The Cost of the Softhearted Man 153

Chapter 17 The One True Sentence 163

Chapter 18 Paris One More Time 171

Epilogue 179

Author's Note and Acknowledgments 202

Appendix I Hemingway's Nobel Prize Speech 209

Appendix II Time Line of Hemingway in Spain 210

Appendix III Selected Letters from Ernest Hemingway to Bill Davis 212

Bibliography 218

Index 222

About the Author 233

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