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generation x: tales for an accelerated culture douglas coupland

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  • Highly Inappropriate Tales for Young People

    In the grand tradition of Edward Gorey's Gashlycrumb Tinies, Tim Burton's Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy and Hillaire Belloc's Cautionary Tales for Children, comes Douglas Coupland and Graham Roumieu's Highly Inappropriate Tales for Young People.Ever wonder what would happen if Douglas Coupland's unhinged imagination met Graham Roumieu's insane knack for illustrating the ridiculously weird? The ... Read more

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  • Generation A

    “Now you young twerps want a new name for your generation? Probably not, you just want jobs, right? Well, the media do us all such tremendous favors when they call you Generation X, right? Two clicks from the very end of the alphabet. I hereby declare you Generation A, as much at the beginning of a series of astonishing triumphs and failures as Adam and Eve were so long ago.”— Kurt Vonnegut, ... Read more

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  • Darwin's Bastards

    Astounding Tales from Tomorrow

    These 23 stories take us on a twisted fun ride into some future times and parallel universes where characters as diverse as a one-legged International Actuarial Forensics specialist, a pharmaceutical guinea pig, and a far-sighted fetus engage in their own games of the survival of the fittest. From a new short story by William Gibson in which a teen disassociated from his body haunts his ... Read more

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  • 'Gen Xers' and 'Boomers'

    Representation of an intergenerational relationship in Douglas Coupland's 'Generation X'

    Seminar paper from the year 2004 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,7, University of Cologne (Englisches Seminar), course: Seminar, 16 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: Every individual has a conception of his or her relationship to his parents. Correspondingly, most societies have an understanding of the different generations that ... Read more

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  • X Tales for O Minds

    by Jason Brannon ...
    X Tales for O Minds is a horror-based short story anthology, designed to enthrall and unnerve its audience. Whether it’s one woman’s spine-tingling insight into pregnancy, or even the viscerally knotting curiosity of what might be dwelling in the woods behind the house, these stories will create an atmosphere of panic and uncertainty. This collection has caused grown men to put the book down with ... Read more

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  • Cardinal Effort

    a Generation X love story

    May, 1990: For his final six months at Lancaster College in Dublin, Georgia, Royce Murphy moves in with his best friend, David, the most unique person he's ever known. He vows to make the most of the time that remains with his friends, before finishing his coursework and moving back to his hometown to start his career.But an unexpected twist at the company where he works part-time results in a ... Read more

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  • Miss Wyoming

    From the bestselling author of Generation X and Microserfs, comes the absurd and tender story of a hard-living movie producer and a former child beauty pageant contender who only find each other by losing themselves.Waking up in an L.A. hospital, John Johnson is amazed that it was the flu and not an overdose of five different drugs mixed with cognac that nearly killed him. As a producer of high ... Read more

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  • Player One: What is to Become of Us

    What is to Become of Us

    Series series The CBC Massey Lectures
    In his 2010 CBC Massey Lectures acclaimed novelist and visual artist Douglas Coupland explores the modern crises of time, human identity, society, religion and macroeconomics and the afterlife in the form of a novel, a 5-hour story set in an airport cocktail lounge during a global disaster. Five disparate people are trapped inside: Karen, a single mother waiting for her online date; Rick, the down ... Read more

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  • Worst. Person. Ever.

    Douglas Coupland's gloriously filthy, side-splittingly funny and unforgettable new novel, his first full-length work of fiction in four years.Worst. Person. Ever. is a deeply unworthy book about a dreadful human being with absolutely no redeeming social value. Raymond Gunt, in the words of the author, "is a living, walking, talking, hot steaming pile of pure id." He's a B-unit cameraman who enters ... Read more

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  • Eleanor Rigby

    Liz Dunn is one of the world’s lonely people. She’s in her late thirties and has a boring cubicle job at a communications company, doing work that is only slightly more bearable than the time she spends alone in her depressingly sterile box of a condo. Her whole life, she’s tried to get to the root of her sadness, to figure out what she’s been doing wrong, with little success. But then, one night ... Read more

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  • Kitten Clone

    Inside Alcatel-Lucent

    Douglas Coupland, one of the world's biggest cultural brains, takes an inside look at the global company that keeps us connected, and wonders what all that connectivity is doing to our brains and our sense of ourselves as humans.The incomparable Douglas Coupland reports from inside the corporate offices and science labs of Alcatel-Lucent, a globally influential business whose work is largely ... Read more

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  • Bit Rot

    Douglas Coupland's Bit Rot is a gem of the digital age, exploring the different ways 20th-century notions of the future are being shredded. Reading Bit Rot feels a lot like binge-watching Netflix . . . you can't stop with just one."Bit rot" is a term used in digital archiving to describe the way digital files can spontaneously and quickly decompose. As Coupland writes, "Bit rot also describes the ... Read more

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