The Death of Manolete

Tynan, Kenneth
June 1955
Paris Review;Summer55, Issue 9, p110
This article presents the famous Spanish bullfighter, Manuel Rodriguez, known as "Manolete." He died moments after being gored in the ring by a bull named Islero in 1947. He was competing against a younger rival named Luis Miguel but the horns severed his femoral artery. All of Spain moured him for days.


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