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Title:

End Zone
 

Authors:

Genres:

Fiction (General)
Sport

Editions:

# Date Publisher Binding Cover
1 1972-00-00 Houghton Mifflin  

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Blurb: 
Don DeLillo"s second novel 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 clich

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