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Don Delillo: Sports Illustrated’s man of the year.

July 15, 2011 \pm\31 3:01 pm

Well, not exactly, but close.

Upon hearing about Deilillo’s upcoming short story collection we started hunting and found a dandy short called “Total Loss Weekend,” which appeared in Sports Illustrated way back in 1972.

Turns out, SI is not just a source for the latest trends in painted-on swimwear, but also a surprising Delillo archive. The mag actually ran an excerpt of End Zone and named it one of the top 100 sports books of all time.

Also, they printed a scathing review of his pseudonymous published (as Cleo Birdwell) female hockey novel, Amazons (We’re thinking the same thing you are: they did fiction reviews?). Which, in its attempt to bash the book for not featuring enough on-ice action, makes the novel sound like an awesome addition to Delillo’s catalog.

 

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  1. July 16, 2011 \pm\31 1:18 pm 1:18 pm

    felt a weird hopelessness imagining someone would make that crack about buying si illustrated ‘for the interviews’ here

    hey you high IQ guys, is it dell-eee-low or dell-eye-low?

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