Shadow of a Bull Literary Qualities

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Wojciechowska's descriptive style, which vividly portrays the beauty of the Andalusian country, has been compared to Ernest Hemingway's in its construction and simplicity of language, as well as in its depiction of bullfighting.

Wojciechowska, who has resided in both Spain and Mexico and even fought a bull once herself, draws on her experiences to depict Andalusia and the customs of its people. A valuable glossary of bullfighting terminology is included. The author's use of short sentences and of conversation that is direct and to the point moves the story along swiftly. The climax's gripping suspense encourages empathy for the protagonist, helping the reader to experience Manolo's sense of danger and to care about his safety and his future.

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