Douglas Coupland (Contemporary American and Canadian Writers by Andrew Tate

By Andrew Tate

This publication is the 1st full-length examine of Douglas Coupland, one of many twenty-first century's such a lot leading edge and influential novelists. The examine explores the prolific first decade and a half Coupland's profession, from iteration X: stories for an sped 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 20th century - amidst the absurd contradictions of prompt worldwide communique and acute poverty - Coupland's novels, brief tales, essays and visible artwork have intervened in in particular modern debates concerning authenticity, artifice and artwork. This e-book explores Coupland's reaction, in ground-breaking novels reminiscent of Microserfs, female friend in a Coma and leave out Wyoming, to a couple of the main urgent problems with our times.

Designed for college kids, researchers and normal readers alike, the learn is established round thematically concentrated chapters that give some thought to Coupland's engagement with narrative, buyer tradition, house, faith and ideas of the future.

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