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Introduction: Coupland's contexts

Andrew Tate

in Douglas Coupland

Published by Manchester University Press

Published in print November 2007 | ISBN: 9780719074882
Published online July 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781781701201 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7228/manchester/9780719074882.003.0001
Introduction: Coupland's contexts

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This book is structured around thematically focused chapters that consider Douglas Coupland's engagement with narrative, consumer culture, space and religion. This chapter locates Coupland's writing—both his novels and non-fiction—alongside parallel examples of music, film, television and cultural debate of the period. It prioritizes his emergence in the 1990s in relation to the wider X generation phenomenon but also considers issues of reception and thematic and formal development. In most instances, the books have been grouped chronologically, although Life After God and Girlfriend in a Coma (1998) are discussed together primarily on the basis of a shared theme.

Keywords: X generation phenomenon; Douglas Coupland; reception issues; Life After God; Girlfriend in a Coma

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Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards)

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