Death in the Afternoon Author:Ernest Hemingway Death in the Afternoon is a non-fiction book by Ernest Hemingway (July 21, 1899 ? July 2, 1961) about the ceremony and traditions of Spanish bullfighting. It was originally published in 1932. The book provides a look at the history and what Hemingway considers the magnificence of bullfighting. It also contains a deeper contemplation on the natur... more »e of fear and courage.
Any discussion concerning bullfighting would be incomplete without some mention of the controversy surrounding it. Toward that end Hemingway commented, "anything capable of arousing passion in its favor will surely raise as much passion against it."« less