Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Douglas Coupland$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Andrew Tate

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780719074882

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719074882.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM MANCHESTER SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.manchester.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Manchester University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in MSO for personal use.date: 21 September 2021

Nowhere, anywhere, somewhere: Coupland and space

Nowhere, anywhere, somewhere: Coupland and space

(p.107) 4 Nowhere, anywhere, somewhere: Coupland and space
Douglas Coupland

Andrew Tate

Manchester University Press

This chapter explores Coupland's representation of three distinctive but interconnected forms of space. The first section addresses the built landscape, including those most obviously postmodern spaces described by James Howard Kunstler in The Geography of Nowhere (1993) as ‘Capitals of Unreality’. The second section explores the impact of travel on space with particular reference to the boundary genre of the road story. Many of Coupland's meandering road stories take detours into the wilderness or desert. The last section explores the novelist's engagement with these barren spaces.

Keywords:   space forms, postmodern spaces, The Geography of Nowhere, space travel, barren spaces

Manchester Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.