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END ZONE.

DeLillo, Don.

ISBN 10: 0395136458 / ISBN 13: 9780395136454
Published by HOUGHTON, MIFFLIN & COMPANY., BOSTON, 1972
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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A very good only copy in a Vg.+ dj. (Original blue topstain has faded completely, with faint foxing. Traces of offsetting from sun at spine extremities of cloth. Barely discernable hint of damp staining at upper edge of front endpaper. The red hue on the spine of the dj. has faded. A few short edge tears & traces of light shelfwear to dj.) Despite flaws as noted, a reasonably solid example of the author's SECOND book. Bookseller Inventory # 22935

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Title: END ZONE.

Publisher: HOUGHTON, MIFFLIN & COMPANY., BOSTON

Publication Date: 1972

Binding: Cloth

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: First Edition.

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Gary Harkness is a football player and student at Logos College, West Texas. During a season of unprecedented success on the football field, he becomes increasingly obsessed with 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 military generals might contemplate global conflict. Offering a timely and topical look at human beings' obsession with conflict and confrontation, "End Zone" is a clever, playful and, above all, funny novel, which confirms DeLillo's status as one of the great American writers of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, and reaffirms the unerring incisive accuracy of his portrayal of the modern world.

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Don DeLillo's second novel, a sort of Dr. Strangelove meets North Dallas Forty, solidified his place in the American literary landscape in the early 1970s. The story of an angst-ridden, war-obsessed running back for Logos College in West Texas, End Zone is a heady and hilarious conflation of Cold War existentialism and the parodied parallelism of battlefield/sports rhetoric. When not arguing nuclear endgame strategy with his professor, Major Staley, narrator Gary Harkness joins a brilliant and unlikely bunch of overmuscled gladiators on the field and in the dormitory. In characteristic fashion, DeLillo deliberately undermines the football-is-combat cliché by having one of his characters explain: "I reject the notion of football as warfare. Warfare is warfare. We don't need substitutes because we've got the real thing." What remains is an insightful examination of language in an alien, postmodern world, where a football player's ultimate triumph is his need to play the game.

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