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Endzone by Don DellioSummer days are getting shorter, and—despite war overseas, societal upheaval, and apocalyptic warnings in the headlines—our boys are out in the fields again, hitting one another. How could all not be well? Bodies collide, a whistle blows, the ball is spotted, and by mysterious ritual action a sense of order is restored. Give or take a few JumboTrons and air-conditioned practice facilities, it’s the same story in 2022 as it was in 1972, when Don DeLillo published his second novel, End Zone.For those whose reading tastes skew cerebral, End Zone is probably the greatest football novel of all time. DeLillo wrote his hallucinatory farce, set at fictional Division III Logos College in West Texas, against the backdrop of the Vietnam War, atomic-age fears, and a…

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