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End Zone

End Zone (EPUB ebook)

By DeLillo, Don

"Nobody, it seems, could write better than this. No one could have a clearer vision of the micro-circuitry of post-modern life" Evening StandardA 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.Ostensibly, DeLillo's blackly comic second novel is about Gary Harkness, a football player and student at Logos College, West Texas. During a season of unprecedented success, Gary 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 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.
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ISBN 9781743280416
Published 18 Mar 2011
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Available in EPUB format
Software Read in Browser or Adobe Ebook Compatible Device
Language en

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ISBN-13 9781743280416
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Imprint Picador
Released 18 Mar 2011
Publication Country
Format EPUB ebook
Author(s) By DeLillo, Don
Category Fiction
Modern Fiction
Number of Pages 240
Dimensions Not specified
Dewey Code 813.54
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age 14+ years
Reading Age 14+ years