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End Zone Don DeLillo

End Zone By Don DeLillo

End Zone by Don DeLillo


$14.49
Condition - Very Good
5 in stock

Summary

A rich parody of the parallels between the jargon of football and the jargon of battle - and a touch of cold-war existentialism - makes this powerful novel as hilarious as it is relevant.

End Zone Summary

End Zone by Don DeLillo

Ostensibly, Don DeLillo's blackly comic second novel, End Zone, is about Gary Harkness, a football player and student at Logos College, west Texas. During a season of unprecedented success, Gary becomes increasingly fixated on the threat of nuclear war. Both frightened and fascinated by the prospect, he listens to his team-mates discussing match tactics in much the same terms as generals might contemplate global conflict. But as the terminologies of football and nuclear war - the language of end zones - become interchanged, the polysemous nature of words emerges, and DeLillo forces us to see beyond the sterile reality of substitution. This clever and playful novel is a timeless and topical study of human beings' obsession with conflict and confrontation.

End Zone Reviews

America's greatest living writer. * Observer *
Nobody, it seems, could write better than this. No one could have a clearer vision of the micro-circuitry of post-modern life. * Evening Standard *
Powerfully funny, oblique, testy, and playful, tearing along in dazzling cinematic spurts . . . A masterful novel. * Washington Post *

About Don DeLillo

Don DeLillo is the acclaimed author of bestselling novels and plays. His work includes White Noise, Libra and Underworld. He has won the National Book Award, the Jerusalem Prize and the Irish Times International Fiction Prize.

Additional information

GOR004194842
9780330524964
0330524968
End Zone by Don DeLillo
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Pan Macmillan
2011-03-04
240
N/A
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This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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