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This accessible account explores how and why men risk their lives to perform with and kill wild bulls as part of a public celebration, describing and analyzing the corrida in a way not previously attempted in English.

"A balanced, readable, and unprejudiced account of a disappearing cultural phenomenon."--Times Literary Supplement

"A clear, readable introduction to the topic, plainly intended for a wide audience."--Journal of the Anthropological Society of Oxford

"Makes clear the extreme difference between the American and Spanish cultures. . . . the way animals are seen, the way life is expressed, the way humans deal with each other, and the forces that create human expression."--Sociology of Sport Journal

Garry Marvin, an honorary research fellow in social anthropology at the University of Kent in Canterbury, is the author of Coping with Spain.

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