Shadow of a Bull | Criticism

This literature criticism consists of approximately 1 page of analysis & critique of Shadow of a Bull.
This section contains 199 words
(approx. 1 page at 300 words per page)
Buy the Critical Essay by John R. Tunis

["Shadow of a Bull"] deals with fear in the heart of Manolo Olivar, a 12-year-old Spanish boy, son of a great bullfighter who had been killed in the ring.

The book is tight,… done by a writer whose native language is not English. Miss Wojciechowska knows bullfighting and, more important, she is a magnificent writer. In spare, economical prose she makes one feel, see, smell the heat, endure the hot Andalusian sun and shows one the sand and glare of the bullring. Above all, she lifts the veil and gives glimpses of the terrible loneliness in the soul of a boy.

Perhaps the ending was ever so slightly contrived. But the whole is so good it does not detract from an eloquent, moving book…. This book is a must; buy it, read it. If you do, I promise two things: anyone who starts "Shadow of a Bull" will...

(read more)

This section contains 199 words
(approx. 1 page at 300 words per page)
Buy the Critical Essay by John R. Tunis
Copyrights
Gale
Critical Essay by John R. Tunis from Gale. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook