While the novel is rich in subordinate themes — the role of athletics in higher education, the obsession with physical beauty in male-female relationships, the impact of both holocausts (Nazi and nuclear) on contemporary thought — the focus consistently returns to the context of the practice and the game, and the efforts of the players to make sense of what they are doing, as well as to comprehend the significance of...Gary Harkness is a football player and student at Logos College, West Texas.
Oh yeah, and war and football and weight loss and orange dresses (“You look like an explosion over the desert”).
Inside the Language of Logos This is just as much a metaphysical novel as it is a metaphorical one.
The only two Delillo novels I hadn’t read were this and Americana, his first and I’m determined to complete the set.
I think it was Martin Amis who said that when we say we love an author we generally mean we love half of the novels written by them.
The debate concerns reality, consciousness, identity, silence and language.
Oh yeah, and war and football and weight los An Explosion Over the Desert You could spend weeks or even months inside this short novel. There are multiple characters with multiple points of view.
This was De Lillo’s second novel and there’s a sense of him straining to find his stride and voice.
The mesmerising urban lyricism of his middle period is not quite on display here.
There was a moment after I pulled my face out of the dirt where I tasted both blood and clarity. It is there—like our life" - Wittgenstein Once in Jr. 'White Noise' and 'Underworld' both hinted at, promised some grand apotheosis about life or the world.'End Zone' is about language and war and men and death. But don't get confused because war is not football, only football is football and only war is war.
Everything seemed at once to poss"The language game is so to say something unpredictable. High, I was playing a game of rugby (or as close to a game of rugby as you can get weighing 95lbs at a small private school in Provo, UT) and was totally blindsided during the 'game'. De Lillo wants to play linguistic games at Logos College. He wants blood in the syntax and grass in the prose.