End Zone

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name = End Zone
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image_caption = First edition cover
author = Don DeLillo
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country = United States
language = English
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genre = Novel
publisher = Houghton Mifflin
release_date = March, 1972
media_type = Print (Hardback)
pages = 242 (hardback first edition)
isbn = ISBN 0-395-13645-8
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"End Zone" is the title of Don DeLillo's second novel published in 1972.

It is a light-hearted farce that preshadows much of his later, more mature work. Set at small Logos College in West Texas, "End Zone" is narrated by Gary Harkness, a blocking back on the American football team during that school's first integrated season.

Plot summary

Gary spends time playing football, chasing a girl named Myna, and contemplating both nuclear warfare and extraterrestrial life. Its meditative but ultimately playful nature, spry dialogue, and deep but mostly unconnected themes make "End Zone" an enjoyable read, and perhaps the most easily accessible of DeLillo's early works.The metaphor of football as warfare is challenged in the line "warfare is warfare."

"It's only a game but it's the only game."

Film adaptation

In 2007, "Joshua" director George Ratliff started pre-production on a feature film adaptation of "End Zone". Josh Hartnett has been announced in the role of Gary. [ [http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117975624.html?categoryid=13&cs=1 Hartnett runs to "End Zone"] ]


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