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Olé!: Capturing the Passion of Bullfighters and Aficionados in the 21st Century Hal Marcovitz

Olé!: Capturing the Passion of Bullfighters and Aficionados in the 21st Century

Hal Marcovitz

Published October 5th 2013
ISBN : 9781617662423
Paperback
432 pages
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 About the Book 

Some say the golden age of the bullfight has passed. A half-century ago, bullfighting was featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated while Hemingway’s words about the corrida de toros were serialized in the pages of Life magazine.Bullfighting hasMoreSome say the golden age of the bullfight has passed. A half-century ago, bullfighting was featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated while Hemingway’s words about the corrida de toros were serialized in the pages of Life magazine.Bullfighting has managed to remain a part of 21st century culture, not only in Spain and Mexico but in other countries as well. There are dedicated followers of the corrida de toros in many European countries as well as the United States. Aficionados can even be found in China.No matter where they may live, aficionados share the trait known as el gusano. It is a Spanish term applied to those who have been “bitten by the worm.” Many people may regard it as an unusual term but as every aficionado soon learns, once the worm bites the wound never heals.