Or I'll Dress You in Mourning Book Summary and Study Guide

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Perhaps one of the best biographies I have ever read, this book tells the story
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of the fabled Spanish bullfighter Manuel Benitez “El Cordobes”! Born in strict poverty,
this youngser defied all the odds in becoming perhaps the most famous modern day "toreador"!
His phenominal rise to fame is truly something out of a novel! El Cordobes, desperate,
illiterate, starving had one dream, to become a bullfighter.    And the odds were stacked
heavily against him. This noble profession certainly had no room for such a peasant!
But the heavens were looking out for him and rise he did. With the help of an influential
patron, El Cordobes succeeded, and with a fervor almost unparalleled. This is no “dull
biography” but a gripping one, complete with all the ingredients of a first-rate novel!

The review of this Book prepared by Bill Hobbs

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Plot & Themes

job/profession:    -   blue collar worker Gender/Class story?    -   story of lower class Job/profession/poverty story    -   Yes Ethnic/regional/gender    -   Yes

Subject of Biography

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   sports figure


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   7 () Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Spain Century:    -   1960's-1970's

Writing Style

Book makes you feel?    -   encouraged How much dialogue in bio?    -   significantly more descript than dialog How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?    -   51%-75% of book

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