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End Zone

End Zone

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by Don DeLillo
     
 

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The second novel by Don DeLillo, author of White Noise (winner of the National Book Award) and Zero K

At Logos College in West Texas, huge young men, vacuum-packed into shoulder pads and shiny helmets, play football with intense passion. During an uncharacteristic winning season, the perplexed and distracted running back Gary Harkness has

Overview

The second novel by Don DeLillo, author of White Noise (winner of the National Book Award) and Zero K

At Logos College in West Texas, huge young men, vacuum-packed into shoulder pads and shiny helmets, play football with intense passion. During an uncharacteristic winning season, the perplexed and distracted running back Gary Harkness has periodic fits of nuclear glee; he is fueled and shielded by his fear of and fascination with nuclear conflict. Among oddly afflicted and recognizable players, the terminologies of football and nuclear war—the language of end zones—become interchangeable, and their meaning deteriorates as the collegiate year runs its course. In this triumphantly funny, deeply searching novel, Don DeLillo explores the metaphor of football as war with rich, original zeal.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780140085686
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/28/1986
Series:
Contemporary American Fiction Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
252
Sales rank:
273,183
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Don DeLillo published his first short story when he was twenty-three years old. He has since written twelve novels, including White Noise (1985) which won the National Book Award. It was followed by Libra (1988), his novel about the assassination of President Kennedy, and by Mao II, which won the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction.

In 1997, he published the bestselling Underworld, and in 1999 he was awarded the Jerusalem Prize, given to a writer whose work expresses the theme of the freedom of the individual in society; he was the first American author to receive it. He is also a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Westchester County, New York
Date of Birth:
November 20, 1936
Place of Birth:
New York City
Education:
Fordham University, 1958

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End Zone 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
The book End Zone is a very interesting book. Don DeLillo writes End Zone. The book seems like it would be about football, but it focuses just as much on nuclear war. I really enjoyed the book because I love reading books that go into lots of detail. You know the kind of books that take 5 pages to describe a football game. The parallelism between football and nuclear war was a little new to me. I didn't really understand why nuclear war was a part of a football book but by the end of the book I had figured it out. This was a great book to read and I would recommend it to anyone who is looking for something a little different to read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The story starts out without the explicit definitions of who people are and their role on the team. You know exactly where they stand in society but as far as the leadership or dependability they carry. Not to mention the position most of them play or who else plays that position but is not starting. This could have helped to explain why some of the incidents that occurred, happened. on a more positive note the book had a much valuable lesson that many could use as far as the respectability and reliability amongst others, and how its important in life as well as sports.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Confusing, elitist, disappointing. The only reason that I believe this book ever received any positive reviews is that critics were too embarrassed to admit they had no clue as to what the book was about. No one talks the way the characters in this book do, the story is disjointed, the characters are not likable in any way and the ending is totally unsatisfying. Stay away from this book at all costs.