Books: The Technicolor Treatment

OR I'LL DRESS YOU IN MOURNING by Larry Collins and Dominique Lapierre. 349 pages. Simon & Schuster. $6.95.

After reading this scenario-style book, you've practically already seen the movie. The familiar saga about the slum kid who fights his way to fame and wealth in the prize ring is here re-enacted in real-life Spain, where the classic path out of poverty into glory is the bull ring. The hero is El Cordobés (real name: Manuel Benítez), at 32 the most celebrated bullfighter in the world, if not always the most admired (TIME, June 21).

The frame through which El Cordobés' life is seen...

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