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How to Tell a Bull from a Bullfighter
Maia Rodman
August 20, 1962
Here is a handy guide for the would-be novelist planning to write about 'la fiesta brava'
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August 20, 1962

How To Tell A Bull From A Bullfighter

Here is a handy guide for the would-be novelist planning to write about 'la fiesta brava'

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2) He refutes the ignorant belief that red makes a bull mad. It is not so. Everything makes a bull mad.

3) He is more masculine: were he a smoker, he'd prefer Marlboros.

4) His I.Q. is unusually high, surpassing that of most bullfight spectators and some bullfighters.

5) Even when cowardly, he retains his name of a "brave bull."

A bullfighter differs from the bull in the following:

1) He is much smaller than the bull unless the empresa is saving money.

2) The sight of any color bull makes him mad.

3) Not all bullfighters are Marlboro-smoker types.

4) His I.Q. may or may not surpass that of the bull.

5) When he is cowardly, he is no longer called a bullfighter but goes by other names.

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