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Coupland, Douglas

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

83 editions published between 1991 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 1,755 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 )

83 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in 7 languages and held by 1,435 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
Eleanor Rigby : a novel by Douglas Coupland( Book )

61 editions published between 1957 and 2012 in 10 languages and held by 1,403 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 )

56 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,333 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
The gum thief : a novel by Douglas Coupland( Book )

32 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 1,280 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
Generation A by Douglas Coupland( Book )

47 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,280 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
Worst. person. ever. by Douglas Coupland( Book )

24 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 1,155 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
Miss Wyoming by Douglas Coupland( Book )

54 editions published between 1999 and 2017 in 9 languages and held by 1,117 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
Girlfriend in a coma by Douglas Coupland( Book )

61 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 1,093 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
All families are psychotic : a novel by Douglas Coupland( Book )

51 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 1,066 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
Hey Nostradamus! : a novel by Douglas Coupland( Book )

44 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 1,059 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 )

63 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 983 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 )

45 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 906 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kortprosa-samling om det individuelle perspektiv og den enkeltes søgen efter svar på livets store gåder
Polaroids from the Dead by Douglas Coupland( Book )

32 editions published between 1992 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 714 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
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 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of five people caught inside an airport cocktail lounge during a global disaster
Marshall McLuhan: You know nothing of my work! by Douglas Coupland( Book )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 462 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
Bit rot : stories + essays by Douglas Coupland( Book )

9 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in English and held by 361 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 337 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'
Player One : what is to become of us : a novel in five hours by Douglas Coupland( Book )

19 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a real-time five-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-on-his-luck airport lounge bartender; Luke, a pastor on the run; Rachel, a cool Hitchcock blonde incapable of true human contact; and finally a mysterious voice known as Player One. Slowly, each reveals the truth about themselves while the world as they know it comes to an end. In the tradition of Kurt Vonnegut and J.G. Ballard, Coupland explores the modern crises of time, human identity, society, religion and the afterlife. The book asks as many questions as it answers and readers will leave the story with no doubt that we are in a new phase of existence as a species o and that there is no turning back
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 ..."--
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Generation X : tales for an accelerated culture
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


MicroserfsEleanor Rigby : a novelJPod : a novelThe gum thief : a novelGeneration AMiss WyomingGirlfriend in a comaAll families are psychotic : a novel