The Dynamics of Decadence in Death in the Afternoon
In her liminalist approach. Bredendick argues that Hemingway’s rhetorical use of decadence and homosexuality in his extensive coverage of bullfighting invites the reader to become either a true aficionado or a mere observer. Contends that Hemingway puts the reader at the center of contemporary bullfighting debates while also promoting an appreciation of the art form. Contextualizes the cultural issues such as the unmanly civilizing of the sport by Juan Belmonte’s aesthetic revolution and introduction of protective horse gear.
Mapping the Threshold: Essays in Liminal Analysis