Books: Matador

GLITTERING DEATH—Joseph Peyre— Random House ($2.50).

In Mexico and South America bullfighting still goes on. But for matadors those countries have always been mere provinces. In Spain, the land where bulls are much more than bulls and matadors a little more than men, 1937 promised to be the worst season in history. Gripped by the passion of civil war, Spain had little time or temper for its national "sport." But to many an aficionado, the great days of bullfighting had already gone over the horizon with Joselito and Belmonte, long before the civil war...

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