Tamaño: 170 X 240 mm
Año de Publicación: 2014
These are the questions that came to Reza Hosseinpour’s mind when he first moved to Spain and was exposed to bullfighting. For him the search was, and continues to be, a journey full of surprises. Perhaps the biggest surprise was to realise how revered the bull is. Unfortunately, this does not come across on television or in pictures. According to him, you really need to go to the arena to experience the public veneration for the bull. Respect for the bull is the most fundamental aspect, and lies at the very core of bullfighting. Bullfighting is a profoundly misunderstood subject, and in this book Reza Hosseinpour shares his insights in search of the answers to the many questions the subject raises.
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Reza Hosseinpour is a peadiatric cardiac surgeon at the Virgen del Rocio teaching hospital of the University of Seville. He left Iran as a boy with his family during the Iranian revolution. He studied and trained in England and then moved to Seville in 2006. Initially he was appalled by the idea of bullfighting and heavily critical of it. Nevertheless he eventually succumbed to pressure from colleagues and friends and agreed to see one bullfight, believing that this would give him greater credibility when condemning it. However that one event sparked an interest that became an obsession with understanding this esoteric ritualistic art. Making Sense of Bullfighting is his journey into and interpretation of the art of bullfighting. Having years of investigative and instructive experience teaching and training colleagues in his own complex profession he is able to clarify the intricacies of bullfighting in a way that infects the reader with greater curiosity about the subject, so reader beware.
Although he has written many professional articles and several chapters in books, this is his first book and foray into a non-medical subject.