FAMOUS LAST WORDS (208 pp.) Barnaby ConradDoubleday ($3.95).
Apparently having nothing new to say about bullfighting, Barnaby Conrad, the ex-matador (now a 39-year-old man of letters), has collected the dying speeches, curses and quips of the great. As books of this kind frequently do, the volume has a preface by Clifton Fadiman, containing his own favorite examples of words uttered while the toes turned cold (and thought up, one suspects in some cases, well ahead of time). Samples:
Marcus Livius Drusus (?-109 B.C.), Roman tribune: "When will the republic find again a citizen like me?"
Isapwo Muksika Crowfoot (?-1890), Blackfoot chief: "What is...