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Coupland, Douglas

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Generation X : tales for an accelerated culture by Douglas Coupland( Book )

81 editions published between 1991 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 1,751 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three twenty-something young adults, working at low-paying, no-future jobs, tell one another modern tales of love and death
Microserfs by Douglas Coupland( Book )

95 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in 10 languages and held by 1,446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young people working for Microsoft decide to make a bid for freedom by founding their own software company. The novel--narrated as an online journal by the ups and downs of raising money for a new business. By the author of Generation X
Eleanor Rigby : a novel by Douglas Coupland( Book )

62 editions published between 1957 and 2012 in 10 languages and held by 1,384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Liz Dunn has little to keep her going until a strange young man named Jeremy arrives in her life, upsetting her routine and triggering events that take Liz around the world, into danger, and for the first time, within reach of happiness
JPod : a novel by Douglas Coupland( Book )

63 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 1,329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: JPod, Douglas Coupland's most acclaimed novel to date, is a lethal joyride into today's new breed of tech worker. Ethan Jarlewski and five co-workers whose surnames begin with "J" are bureaucratically marooned in jPod, a no-escape architectural limbo on the fringes of a massive Vancouver game design company. The jPodders wage daily battle against the demands of a boneheaded marketing staff, who daily torture employees with idiotic changes to already idiotic games. Meanwhile, Ethan's personal life is shaped (or twisted) by phenomena as disparate as Hollywood, marijuana grow-ops, people-smuggling, ballroom dancing, and the rise of China. JPod's universe is amoral, shameless, and dizzyingly fast-paced like our own
Generation A by Douglas Coupland( Book )

52 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Generation A is set in the near future in a world where bees are extinct, until five unconnected people all around the world -- in the United States, Canada, France, New Zealand, and Sri Lanka -- are all stung. Their shared experience unites them in ways they never could have imagined. Generation A mirrors Coupland's debut novel, 1991's Generation X. It explores new ways of storytelling in a digital world. Like much of Coupland's writing, it occupies the perplexing hinterland between optimism about the future and everyday apocalyptic paranoia. Imaginative, inventive, and fantastically entertaining, Generation A is his most ambitious work to date."--Jacket
The gum thief : a novel by Douglas Coupland( Book )

35 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and Dutch and held by 1,296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over the course of several months, two retail workers at an office supply superstore--Roger, a divorced, middle aged "aisles associate" at Staples, and his young co-worker, Bethany, an early twenty-something, former Goth--strike up a unique epistolary friendship
Worst. person. ever. by Douglas Coupland( Book )

24 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 1,143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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
All families are psychotic : a novel by Douglas Coupland( Book )

72 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in 11 languages and held by 1,133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It is the year 2001 and the Drummond family, reunited for the first time in years, has gathered near Cape Canaveral to watch the launch into space of their beloved daughter and sister, Sarah. Against the Technicolor of unreality of Florida's finest tourist attractions, the Drummonds and their intimates manage to stumble into every illicit activity under the tropical sun, kidnapping, blackmail, gunplay, and black market negotiations, to name a few."--Jacket
Girlfriend in a coma by Douglas Coupland( Book )

77 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in 12 languages and held by 1,123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A New Age novel on a Vancouver woman who falls into a coma which lasts nearly two decades. The novel traces the impact on her family, especially on her boyfriend and a daughter she gave birth to just before the coma. By the author of Life after God
Miss Wyoming by Douglas Coupland( Book )

55 editions published between 1999 and 2017 in 9 languages and held by 1,107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On surviving a plane crash, a beauty queen disappears to live a meaningful life and meets a film producer with similar goals. But their romance is threatened by her mother, who wants her back in the limelight. A satire on celebrity status by the author of Generation X
Hey Nostradamus! : a novel by Douglas Coupland( Book )

51 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in 9 languages and held by 1,064 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1988, an episode of teenage violence transforms a suburban community, as parents try to cope with the discovery of their children's underground world and the survivors deal with their painful memories of what happened
Shampoo planet by Douglas Coupland( Book )

71 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in 9 languages and held by 991 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Despite their differing values, Tyler Johnson, an ambitious hotel management student, tries to console his mother, a former hippie, when Dan, his land-developer stepfather, decides to get a divorce
Life after God by Douglas Coupland( Book )

58 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 929 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of stories analyzing the problems of the baby boom generation: boredom, conformity, drugs, promiscuity, aids and the death of God. The general picture is of people fast becoming the kind of people they made fun of
Polaroids from the Dead by Douglas Coupland( Book )

35 editions published between 1992 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A wide variety of stories and personal 'postcards' about the pivotal people and places that have defined our modern lives ... a skillful combination of stories, fact and fiction--keen outtakes on life in the late twentieth century, exploring the recent past and a society obsessed with celebrity, crime and death."--Jacket
Marshall McLuhan: You know nothing of my work! by Douglas Coupland( Book )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Surveys the life and career of the social theorist best known for the quotation, "The medium is the message," who helped shape the culture of the 1960s and predicted the future of television and the rise of the Internet
PlayerOne : what is to become of us : a novel in five hours by Douglas Coupland( Book )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of five people caught inside an airport cocktail lounge during a global disaster
Bit rot : stories + essays by Douglas Coupland( Book )

10 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in English and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bit Rot, a new collection from Douglas Coupland that explores the different ways 20th-century notions of the future are being shredded, is a gem of the digital age. Reading Bit Rot feels a lot like bingeing on 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 way my brain has been feeling since 2000, as I shed older and weaker neurons and connections and enhance new and unexpected ones.' Bit Rot the book explores the ways humanity tries to make sense of our shifting consciousness. Coupland, just like the Internet, mixes forms to achieve his ends. Short fiction is interspersed with essays on all aspects of modern life."--
The age of earthquakes : a guide to the extreme present by Shumon Basar( Book )

18 editions published in 2015 in 3 languages and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A highly provocative, mindbending, beautifully designed, and visionary look at the landscape of our rapidly evolving digital era. 50 years after Marshall McLuhan's ground breaking book on the influence of technology on culture in The Medium is the Massage , Basar, Coupland and Obrist extend the analysis to today, touring the world that's redefined by the Internet, decoding and explaining what they call the 'extreme present'. THE AGE OF EARTHQUAKES is a quick-fire paperback, harnessing the images, language and perceptions of our unfurling digital lives. The authors offer five characteristics of the Extreme Present (see below); invent a glossary of new words to describe how we are truly feeling today; and 'mindsource' images and illustrations from over 30 contemporary artists. Wayne Daly's striking graphic design imports the surreal, juxtaposed, mashed mannerisms of screen to page. It's like a culturally prescient, all-knowing email to the reader: possibly the best email they will ever read. Welcome to THE AGE OF EARTHQUAKES, a paper portrait of Now, where the Internet hasn't just changed the structure of our brains these past few years, it's also changing the structure of the planet. This is a new history of the world that fits perfectly in your back pocket. 30+ artists contributions: With contributions from Farah Al Qasimi, Ed Atkins, Alessandro Bavo, Gabriele Basilico, Josh Bitelli, James Bridle, Cao Fei, Alex Mackin Dolan, Thomas Dozol, Constant Dullaart, Cecile B Evans, Rami Farook, Hans-Peter Feldmann, GCC, K-Hole, Liam Gillick, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Eloise Hawser, Camille Henrot, Hu Fang, K-Hole, Koo Jeong-A, Katja Novitskova, Lara Ogel, Trevor Paglen, Yuri Patterson, Jon Rafman, Bunny Rogers, Bogosi Sekhukhuni, Taryn Simon, Hito Steyerl, Michael Stipe, Rosemarie Trockel, Amalia Ulman, David Weir, Trevor Yeung. From the Trade Paperback edition
Rex Ray : art + design by Rex Ray( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From album covers and concert posters for some of the world's biggest rock stars to prints featured by interior designers to paintings and collage in fine art collections, Rex Ray's artwork is a rare combination of pop sophistcation, commercial design, and handmade craft. This is the first monograph to span Rex Ray's career in various media. Paper cutouts, mixed-media collages, paintings, digital prints, and the highly acclaimed graphic design and music packaging that launched his visual career ... are all brought together in a treasure trove of Rex Ray's unique and alluring aethetic ..."--
Marshall McLuhan by Douglas Coupland( Book )

13 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Doug Coupland, a celebrated child of McLuhan, portrays and interprets the world-famous communications guru's life and achievements
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Generation X : tales for an accelerated culture
MicroserfsEleanor Rigby : a novelJPod : a novelGeneration AThe gum thief : a novelAll families are psychotic : a novelGirlfriend in a comaMiss Wyoming
Alternative Names
Coupland, D.

Coupland, Doug.

Coupland, Doug 1961-

Coupland, Douglas 1961-

Coupland Douglas Campbell

Coupland, Douglas Campbell 1961-

Douglas Coupland

Douglas Coupland Canadees schrijver

Douglas Coupland Canadian novelist, short story writer, playwright, and graphic designer

Douglas Coupland canadisk skribent

Douglas Coupland kanadensisk författare

Douglas Coupland kanadischer Schriftsteller und Künstler

Douglas Coupland kanadisk skribent

Douglas Coupland scrittore canadese

Duqlas Kouplend

Koplends, Duglass 1961-

Дуглас Коупленд

Дуглас Коупленд канадский писатель

Дъглас Копланд

Коупленд, Дуглас канадский писатель

דאגלס קופלנד

داقلاس کپلند

داگلاس کپلند نویسنده کانادایی

코플런드, 더글러스 1961-

クープランド, ダグラス

クープランド, ダグラス キャンベル