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Ramblings and Digressions from out of left field, and beyond....

Location: Piedmont of Virginia, United States

All human history, and just about everything else as well, consists of a never-ending struggle against ignorance.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Death of the Bull Dance

After the end of this year there is to be no more bullfighting in Catalonia, Spain's most important region, and the last corridas in Barcelona are about to be held.

Wow!  That is big news!

Of course, it doesn't rate with the sudden announcement that was also made today, by the Saudi Arabian king, that women will for the first time be allowed not only to vote but also to be candidates in municipal elections.   But still....

Many years ago, in my "Ernest Hemingway era," a phase that has been something of a curse to so many young, aspiring writers, or at least it used to be, I read his "documentary" on bullfighting, called "Death in the Afternoon."   I found it to be his best full length work, way ahead of his more famous "For Whom the Bells Toll" and the awkwardly named "The Sun Also Rises."


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