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On Bullfighting

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An Anchor Books OriginalOne day on the brink of despair and contemplating her own mortality novelist A L Kennedy is offered an assignment she can’t refuse–an opportunity to travel to Spain and cover a sport that represents the ultimate confrontation with death bullfightingThe result is this remarkable book which takes Kennedy and her readers from the living room of. AL Alison Louise Kennedy is a big writer in Scotland known for her serious minded novels her freuent hints at suicide and her second career in stand up comedy I find her a fascinating figure and a hilarious stand up but haven’t been able to connect with her prose There is something obliue and defensive about her books that makes them impossible to penetrate although they're clearly soul bearing and honest worksThis book is an awkward mash up of confession and non fiction What the cool kids call creative non fiction Get hip daddio The story begins with an aborted suicide attempt Kennedy’s reluctance to die to the strains of the dire Scottish folk song ‘Mhairi’s Wedding’ tells us she is too in love with the grotesue ironies of the world to end things As an attempt to get writing again she accepts a commission to write a book on bullfighting Hence this book On BullfightingSo the work is as odd as this sounds The focus is on toreros and bulls and the lusty carnage of the sport stuffed with too much technical terminology and awkward reportage interspersed with reports on Kennedy’s own state of mind This is limited mainly to her banal discomforts and travelogue shtick with the occasional personal memory One random scene shows her discussing her grandfather’s passing which proves oddly movingThe tension lies in the title AL Kennedy On Bullfighting You get AL Kennedy but not enough You don’t get enough personal insight that makes us care about this trip We don’t get enough explanation as to her motives for making the trek to Spain She seems to write the book in a form of post traumatic stress disorder You get Bullfighting But not enough The information is accurate and written with flair The bullfights are shown in their goring horror and attempts are made to explain the lust for death and suffering But opinions aren’t formed Stances aren’t taken You could look this stuff up online The connections between Kennedy the suffering author obsessed with pain and misery and the toreros those brave idiots dancing with death are tenuous and the result is an uneven and frustrating work NB This text is apparently a creative non fiction manual It has an intricate and divine structure that pushes into the realm of technical mastery No idea whyUpdate 6th Aug 2011 Attempted Original Bliss but no dice Throwing in the towel on Alison's work Two Wheels and a Map is offered an assignment she can’t refuse–an opportunity to travel to Spain and cover a sport that represents the ultimate confrontation with death bullfightingThe result Two Wheels and a Map is this remarkable book which takes Kennedy and her readers from the living room of. 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A.L. Kennedy ò 7 review

Her Glasgow flat to the plazas del toros of Spain and inside the mesmerizing mystifying brutal and beautiful world of the bullfight Here the sport is death matadors literally killers are men and increasingly women who not unlike the Roman gladiators before them provide a spectacle to the crowd a dance in which their own death is as present as that of the bull Wonderfu. This is an extraordinarily obliue book as it operates between the authors descriptions of her depressed personal moods and reflections about her own life’s circumstances and difficulties through to a history of bullfighting and you often wonder where the two concerns match and are related to each other Conseuently I found it eccentrically wonderful as both a description of a person’s angst about their own world as portrayed within a history of the most terrible entertainment imaginable Bullfighting and the depictions of its vanity in pretending it is a sport in circumstances where the bull never wins even if he kills or injures the matador and the pampered and contrived aesthetics of theatrical regalia and meanderingly artificial performances related to the publicly performed mass murder of animals as though there was a beautiful purpose to such slaughter A great book and often a hard read I recommend it to everyone Madrid inside the mesmerizing mystifying brutal and beautiful world of the bullfight Here the sport Das Urantia Buch is death matadors literally killers are men and Zoo increasingly women who not unlike the Roman gladiators before them provide a spectacle to the crowd a dance Singapore & Penang Street Food: Cooking & Travelling in Singapore and Malasia in which their own death The Web and The Wing is as present as that of the bull Wonderfu. This The Web and The Wing is an extraordinarily obliue book as Vernon Downs it operates between the authors descriptions of her depressed personal moods and reflections about her own life’s circumstances and difficulties through to a history of bullfighting and you often wonder where the two concerns match and are related to each other Conseuently I found An Alpha's Trust it eccentrically wonderful as both a description of a person’s angst about their own world as portrayed within a history of the most terrible entertainment Yahweh's Wife: Sex in the Evolution of Monotheism : A Study of Yahweh, Asherah, Ritual Sodomy and Temple Prostitution (Woman in History) imaginable Bullfighting and the depictions of The Love Child's Mother its vanity Shrouded Memory in pretending The Gypsy's Song (Destiny's Consent) it Titanic Lessons for It Projects is a sport Prayers of the Eucharist: Early and Reformed: Texts Translated and Edited with Introductions in circumstances where the bull never wins even Dragon Age (Dragon Age 1) if he kills or Origins Rising injures the matador and the pampered and contrived aesthetics of theatrical regalia and meanderingly artificial performances related to the publicly performed mass murder of animals as though there was a beautiful purpose to such slaughter A great book and often a hard read I recommend Keteknikan Videografi: Membuat Film Pendek dan Video Iklan untuk SMK Semester 1 it to everyone


10 thoughts on “On Bullfighting

  1. says:

    AL Alison Louise Kennedy is a big writer in Scotland known for her serious minded novels her freuent hints at suicide and her second career in stand up comedy I find her a fascinating figure and a hilarious stand up but haven’t been able to connect with her prose There is something obliue and defensive about her books that makes them impossible to penetrate although they're clearly soul bearing and honest worksThis book is an awkward mash up of confession and non fiction What the cool kids call creative non fiction Get hip daddio The story begins with an aborted suicide attempt Kennedy’s reluctance to die to the strains of the dire Scottish folk song ‘Mhairi’s Wedding’ tells us she is too in love with the grotesue ironies of the world to end things As an attempt to get writing again she accepts a commission to write a book on bullfighting Hence this book On BullfightingSo the work is as odd as this sounds The focus is on toreros and bulls and the lusty carnage of the sport stuffed with too much technical terminology and awkward reportage interspersed with reports on Kennedy’s own state of mind This is limited mainly to her banal discomforts and travelogue shtick with the occasional personal memory One random scene shows her discussing her grandfather’s passing which proves oddly movingThe tension lies in the title AL Kennedy On Bullfighting You get AL Kennedy but not enough You don’t get enough personal insight that makes us care about this trip We don’t get enough explanation as to her motives for making the trek to Spain She seems to write the book in a form of post traumatic stress disorder You get Bullfighting But not enough The information is accurate and written with flair The bullfights are shown in their goring horror and attempts are made to explain the lust for death and suffering But opinions aren’t formed Stances aren’t taken You could look this stuff up online The connections between Kennedy the suffering author obsessed with pain and misery and the toreros those brave idiots dancing with death are tenuous and the result is an uneven and frustrating work NB This text is apparently a creative non fiction manual It has an intricate and divine structure that pushes into the realm of technical mastery No idea whyUpdate 6th Aug 2011 Attempted Original Bliss but no dice Throwing in the towel on Alison's work


  2. says:

    I get why people don't like this book you either expect a straightforward book about bullfighting thanks to the title and suddenly you're facing the author's depression OR you're scouring the book for clues to Kennedy's illness but have to wade through page after page of bullfighting history Neither seems good right? A little too balanced leading to a noncommittal to either narrativeAnd yet the book works for me Kennedy's death obsession finds form and oddly life in the hazards of the corrida This little book does much with an idea a tradition and ends on a satisfyingly unresolved note when we have faced death and lived how do we live?


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  4. says:

    This book has saved me several times in so many different ways


  5. says:

    This is an extraordinarily obliue book as it operates between the authors descriptions of her depressed personal moods and reflections about her own life’s circumstances and difficulties through to a history of bullfighting and you often wonder where the two concerns match and are related to each other Conseuently I found it eccentrically wonderful as both a description of a person’s angst about their own world as portrayed within a history of the most terrible entertainment imaginable Bullfighting and the depictions of its vanity in pretending it is a sport in circumstances where the bull never wins even if he kills or injures the matador and the pampered and contrived aesthetics of theatrical regalia and meanderingly artificial performances related to the publicly performed mass murder of animals as though there was a beautiful purpose to such slaughter A great book and often a hard read I recommend it to everyone


  6. says:

    An interesting insight into bullfighting but narrative and human interest light and heavy in technical detail that I struggled to follow The sparse insights into the psychological state of the author were left under developed and left unresolved at the end of the book


  7. says:

    Great opening and ending Struggle with my lack of interest in bullfighting


  8. says:

    Really enjoyed this personal narrative in which the author looks to understand the cultural history and significance of bullfighting in Spain


  9. says:

    Interestingly written and informative Makes me certain that I could never attend a bullfight in person


  10. says:

    Pulled this from my library to read as research for a new assignment I'm working on for the League Against Cruel Sports Can't say I'm looking forward to it Thumbed it so far Useful glossary in the back Going to be somewhat interesting to read if not enjoyable Anyway what's a respected author like A L Kennedy who I've not read before writing about bullfighting? Moreover why is Jeanette Winterson blurbing that it's 'One of the best books of the year'?Having now finished this book I can say that I'm pleased that I read it; however it was generally disappointing as it appears to be like an extended magazine article than anything else The mixing of the author's personal circumstances with her description of bullfighting is tenuous and opportunistic ultimately lacking any real meaning The descriptions of bullfighting and the accounts she describes of what she witnesses in the bullring are good The work is generally informative The glossary is useful