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THE LAST ARENA: For The Love Of ‘Toreo’ – article in ‘Boisdale Life’ on bullfighting

FOR THE LOVE OF TOREO When Englishman, Old Etonian and Boisdale regular Alexander Fiske-Harrison travelled to Spain to write a book on bullfighting, he never imagined that he’d be stepping into the ring himself. But after he picked up the … Continue reading

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Xander’s Blog – Unpopular Truths: Bullfighting & Sufism, Beauty & Wisdom

Click here to go to the page for a very different sort of interview on bullfighting… The Editor

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‘The Other Runs…’ from the New York City Club Taurino magazine

The Other Runs… By Alexander Fiske-Harrison First published in the New City Club Taurino magazine, summer issue 2018 Last year there were 17,920 “spectacles or popular celebrations, in which they play or run cattle according to the traditional uses of … Continue reading

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Open Letter to the Mayor of Pamplona from the FTL

Below is a link to our Editor’s translation of Chapu Apaolaza’s excellent open letter to the (current) Mayor of Pamplona about bullfighting. This is written in Chapu’s guise as spokesman for the Fundación del Toro de Lidia, ‘Foundation of the … Continue reading

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THE LAST ARENA: Iván Fandiño: We Who Are About To Die Salute You…

Death closes all: but something ere the end, Some work of noble note, may yet be done, Not unbecoming men that strove with Gods. (from Tennyson’s Ulysses) The 36-year-old Basque matador Iván Fandiño was killed by a bull in the … Continue reading

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Feliz Navidad

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The Hemingway Prize 2016

Our Editor’s short story ‘The Unbroken’ was a finalist of Le Prix Hemingway 2016, run by the French publishers Au Diable Vauvert, the first English finalist since the prize was founded. Of 260 entries in this, the prize’s 12th year, 30 were … Continue reading

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