Polaroids From The Dead Perennial Reissue
- Initial publish date
- Jan 2003
Paperback / softback
- Publish Date
- Jan 2003
- List Price
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Douglas Coupland takes his sparkling literary talent in a new direction with this crackling collection of takes on life and death in North America -- from his sweeping portrait of Grateful Dead culture to the deaths of Kurt Cobain, Marilyn Monroe and the middle class.
For years, Coupland's razor-sharp insights into what it means to be human in an age of technology have garnered the highest praise from fans and critics alike.At last, Coupland has assembled a wide variety of stories and personal "postcards" about pivotal people and places that have defined our modern lives.Polaroids from the Dead is a skillful combination of stories, fact and fiction -- keen outtakes on life in the late 20th century, exploring the recent past and a society obsessed with celebrity, crime and death.Princess Diana, Nicole Brown Simpson and Madonna are but some of the people scrutinized.
About the author
Douglas Coupland was born on a Canadian NATO base in Germany and raised in Vancouver, where he still resides. Among his best-selling novels are Generation X, Shampoo Planet, Polaroids From The Dead, Microserfs, Miss Wyoming, Hey Nostradamus! and Eleanor Rigby, altogether in print in some 40 countries. Coupland also exhibits his sculpture in galleries around the world, indulging in design experiments that include everything from launching collections of furniture to futurological consulting for Stephen Spielberg.
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60 stories to make your brain feel different
Musings on a Generation that Refuses to Go Quietly
Vancouver in the Seventies
Photos from a Decade that Changed the City
Paddle Against the Flow
Lessons on Life from Doers, Creators, and Culture-Shakers
Worst. Person. Ever.
Shopping in Jail
Ideas, Essays, and Stories for the Increasingly Real Twenty-First Century
Extraordinary Canadians: Marshall McLuhan
Fred Herzog: Photographs