Books: Death in Spain

FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS—Ernest Hemingway—Scrlbner ($2.75).

In the '20s Ernest Hemingway created a stripped, hard-boiled prose for telling terse, hard-boiled stories about broken-down bullfighters, ham prizefighters, gallant trollops, homosexuals, mugs, spiritual victims of the war. "The lost generation" quickly turned his books into bestsellers, tried to talk like Hemingway characters as they sipped raw alcohol in speakeasies, tried to write Hemingway stories in garrets and penthouses. None wrote as well as he.

In the '30s Ernest Hemingway expounded the mystique of bullfighting in Death in the Afternoon. It was a best-seller too, but...

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