- Paperback: 256 pages
- Publisher: Profile Books(GB) (March 1 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1846683351
- ISBN-13: 978-1846683350
- Product Dimensions: 21.3 x 13.7 x 2.5 cm
- Shipping Weight: 358 g
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,164,483 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Into the Arena: The World of the Spanish Bullfight Paperback – Mar 1 2011
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"'Whether or not the artistic quality of the bullfight outweighs the moral question of the animals' suffering is something that each person must decide for themselves - as they must decide whether the taste of a steak justifies the death of a cow. But if we ignore the possibility that one does outweigh the other, we fall foul of the charge of self-deceit and incoherence in our dealings with animals.' Alexander Fiske-Harrison"
About the Author
Alexander Fiske-Harrison was born in 1976 and is an English writer and actor. He is best known for writing and acting in The Pendulum in London's West End and contributes regularly to Prospect, Financial Times and the Guardian.
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I highly recommend Into The Arena to anyone who is interested the interplay of art, brutality, history, and human nature. The book obviously discusses animal rights issues in detail, but to me it is more about how human beings interact with our planet in general, including the animals who live here with us, how we interact with death (of both ourselves and the animals), and what constitutes art.
Read it-- you will soon find yourself researching tickets to Spain and the bullfighting schedules for Cayetano or El Fandi-- after you realize that they are actual characters, today, and not only the wonderfully developed characters of a memorable book.