A Matador's Season

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photoLike many tourists in Spain, journalist Edward Lewine found himself at a bullfight. He ended up fascinated with what he calls the "strange and violent subculture" of bullfighting.

Several years after his first experience of bullfighting, he spent a season traveling with one of Spain's young bullfighting stars, a fourth-generation matador who struggles with the weight of history. The result is an engaging new book called "Death and the Sun."

Hear a conversation with journalist Edward Lewine about the sport and culture of bullfighting.


Edward Lewine, journalist and author of "Death and the Sun"

William Rivas-Rivas, spokesperson for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.

This program aired on July 28, 2005.


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