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Douglas Coupland
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Douglas Coupland

Andrew Tate

Abstract

This book is a full-length study of Douglas Coupland, one of the twenty-first century's most innovative and influential novelists. It explores the prolific first decade-and-a-half of his career, from Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture (1991) to JPod (2006), a period in which he published ten novels and four significant volumes of non-fiction. Emerging in the last decade of the twentieth century—amidst the absurd contradictions of instantaneous global communication and acute poverty—Coupland's novels, short stories, essays, and visual art have intervened in specifically contemporary ... More

Keywords: Douglas Coupland, Generation X, Accelerated Culture, JPod, global communication, poverty, authenticity, artifice, Microserfs, Miss Wyoming

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780719074882
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719074882.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Andrew Tate, author