DeLillo, Don End Zone

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End Zone

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‘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

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 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.

‘Powerfully funny, oblique, testy, and playful, tearing along in dazzling cinematic spurts . . . A masterful novel’ Washington Post

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Reading the fiction of Don DeLillo is an utterly original experience: powerful, prescient, perceptive. Writing in a prose that is both majestic and muscular, his unerringly accurate vision penetrates deep into the soul of America and consistently leaves readers with a fresh perspective on the world. Since the publication of his first novel, in 1971, he has been acknowledged across the globe as one of the greatest writers of his generation.

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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Verlag: Pan Macmillan Mrz 2011 (2011)
ISBN 10: 0330524968 ISBN 13: 9780330524964
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Buchbeschreibung Pan Macmillan Mrz 2011, 2011. Taschenbuch. Buchzustand: Neu. 199x131x17 mm. Neuware - 240 pp. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9780330524964

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