Douglas Coupland (Contemporary American and Canadian Writers by Andrew Tate

By Andrew Tate

This e-book is the 1st full-length research of Douglas Coupland, one of many twenty-first century's so much leading edge and influential novelists. The learn explores the prolific first decade and a half Coupland's occupation, from new release X: stories for an speeded up tradition (1991) to JPod (2006), a interval during which he released ten novels and 4 major volumes of non-fiction.

Emerging within the final decade of the 20 th century - amidst the absurd contradictions of on the spot worldwide communique and acute poverty - Coupland's novels, brief tales, essays and visible artwork have intervened in particularly modern debates relating to authenticity, artifice and paintings. This ebook explores Coupland's reaction, in ground-breaking novels corresponding to Microserfs, female friend in a Coma and pass over Wyoming, to a couple of the main urgent problems with our times.

Designed for college kids, researchers and basic readers alike, the research is dependent round thematically centred chapters that think of Coupland's engagement with narrative, purchaser tradition, area, faith and ideas of the future.

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