The cruelty and poetic beauty of the bull-fight have captured the imagination of observers and readers for decades. No book popularized these images in America more than Ernest Hemingway's Death in the Afternoon. His descriptions of this sport have been part of American notions of bull-fighting since its publication in 1932. In this definitive study of Hemingway's masterpiece on bull-fighting, Miriam Mandel addresses not only Hemingway's tome, but the bullfighting and the Spain of his time. Intended for readers who require information about the persons, animals, and cultural artifacts mentioned in his book, this volume offers several hundred entries, arranged alphabetically for easy access. Helpful cross-references lead the reader to other pertinent information. Names and nicknames are also noted and simplified for easy reference. A must for bull-fighting enthusiasts and Hemingway scholars alike.