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The Death of Manolete

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The Death of Manolete

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On Thursday, August 28, 1947, in the bull ring at the Spanish town of Linares, a thirty-year-old millionaire called Manolete (Manuel Laureano Rodriguez) and a Miura bull named Islero killed each other. Conrad recounts Manolete's extraordinary life in The Death of Manolete,for the first time in English. He shows the breeding that made the Spanish boy, the tempering that made the young torero, the sacrifice that made the man, the girl who brought him love, the acclaim that brought him incredible success an finally its price...the undoing that began slowly and ended in one last great afternoon and in an untimely death that put out the brightest flame in Spain. Manolete fired the Latin imagination as no one had done since El Cid. He was a symbol of Latin pride, valor, and chivalry. But the crowds owned him and he did their bidding...and they had bid him to die.

On Thursday, August 28, 1947, in the bull ring at the Spanish town of Linares, a thirty-year-old millionaire called Manolete (Manuel Laureano Rodriguez) and a Miura bull named Islero killed each other. Conrad recounts Manolete's extraordinary life in The Death of Manolete,for the first time in English. He shows the breeding that made the Spanish boy, the tempering that made the young torero, the sacrifice that made the man, the girl who brought him love, the acclaim that brought him incredible success an finally its price...the undoing that began slowly and ended in one last great afternoon and in an untimely death that put out the brightest flame in Spain. Manolete fired the Latin imagination as no one had done since El Cid. He was a symbol of Latin pride, valor, and chivalry. But the crowds owned him and he did their bidding...and they had bid him to die.

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  • BARNABY CONROD is the author of more than 27 books including How to Flight a Bull, Famous Last Words, Hemingway's Spain, and Matador. The native San Franciscan is also a former vice consulto Spain, amateurbullghter, artteacher,andonetime secretary to n

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  • AudioFile Magazine In a crisp American accent combined with cultured Spanish pronunciations, Conrad shares his vision of the grandeur of the life of Manolete--Spain's most honored and highly paid matador. At the same time, Conrad introduces the bull named Islero, who is destined to meet the matador in their final and fatal appearance in the ring. Conrad, a former vice consul in Spain and amateur bullfighter, originally wrote this short work in 1958. In it he shares his passion for this alien lifestyle. His own admiration for the matador shines through his presentation. Knowing the ending from the start of the story, Conrad still manages to lead the listener into rooting for the impossible survival of both bullfighter and bull. D.P.D. (c) AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine
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