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THE LAST ARENA: An Essay on Bullfighting – 2019 update

TPP Editor’s Note: As this blog falls in disuse, I leave you with the result of my twenty years research into the world of the bulls on my other site – AFH TLA Editor’s Note: This 10,000 word essay has been … Continue reading

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THE LAST ARENA: The Thrill Has Gone…

El Norte de Castilla ‘The North Of Castile’ ENGLISH VERSION – IN SPANISH ORIGINAL HERE The Joy Of The Thrill Alexander Fiske-Harrison Monday, September 9th, 2019 ENGLISH VERSION – IN SPANISH ORIGINAL HERE Lungs burning, vision fuzzing, heart thumping and … Continue reading

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THE LAST ARENA: The Great Bulls Of Pamplona

Our editor is completing the conversion of his taurine blog ‘The Last Arena: In Search Of The Spanish Bullfight‘ into the reference site in the English language that it by now should already be. His latest addition is this new … Continue reading

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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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