Hemingway’s The Dangerous Summer: The Complete Annotations
Comprehensive guide to the people, places, events, and other allusions making up Hemingway’s final book on Spain and the bullring. Mandel identifies, explains, and interprets each entry, bringing to bear her extensive knowledge of both author and taurine history and politics. Her introduction surveys Hemingway’s lifelong fascination with the corrida before moving into a discussion of the many elements comprising the bullfight, from bull breeding to taurine laws. Mandel closes her introduction with an overview of the complicated composition, revision, editing, and publication of the various versions of the narrative. Includes a dozen black-and-white photographs, extensive endnotes, and index.