Category Archives: fighting bull

Meeting Hemingway’s Hero

I knew a bar called Las Panderetas where bullfighters went and I had seen Nicanor Villalta sitting at a table in the corner one afternoon.  I could have approached him right then but I wasn´t ready, and by the time … Continue reading

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Understanding Bulls

Good bullfight aficionados watch the bull as closely as they watch the bullfighter. They spend time at the corrals and speculate on the bull’s character and look for defects. And especially, when he breaks into the ring, they watch him … Continue reading

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A Great Bullfighter

Curro Romero, a bullfighter, became a member of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts. Wasn’t that going very far?  Is a bullfighter an artist? Curro Romero was. He fought bulls the way a great dancer dances or a great painter … Continue reading

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A Spanish Bull

(public domain photo by  Fiskeharrison (talk) This is a Spanish fighting bull—a toro bravo. It is as different from a beef bull as a wolf is from a dog. It is the result of years—now over two centuries—of conscientious breeding. … Continue reading

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