Tag Archives: gored

The matador Juan José Padilla triumphs

Juan José Padilla tours the ring in triumph on the shoulders of our friend Adolfo Suárez Illana (click to enlarge) Juan José Padilla is a Spanish matador whose generosity of time, spirit and courage allowed much of my book, Into … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Bullfighting, Juan José Padilla, Spain | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

The Man of the Moment: Juan José Padilla

I have embedded below, in two parts, Canal Sur’s Jesús Quintero interviewing the matador Juan José Padilla – and his wife Lidia at the end of the second part – about his forthcoming return to the ring in Olivenza on … Continue reading

Posted in Bullfighting, Juan José Padilla, Spain | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Mad Bulls and Englishmen by Giles Coren in The Times

This article of Giles Coren’s was originally published in The Times magazine on Boxing Day ’09 where it is still available along with Dominic Elliot’s film of our day bullfighting here. All photos are by Nicolás Haro. Alexander Fiske-Harrison, the … Continue reading

Posted in Adolfo Suárez Illana, Books, Bullfighting, Ernest Hemingway, Juan José Padilla, Seville, Spain | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Juan José Padilla, matador, friend, my “Spanish brother”

I hear, courtesy of our mutual brother-in-arms Adolfo Suárez Illana (son of the founder of democratic Spain and its first president, Adolfo Suárez), that the matador Juan José Padilla is recovering following a long operation to try to repair the … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Bullfighting, Juan José Padilla | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment