All posts tagged: Douglas Coupland

XYZ – New Tales for an Accelerated Culture

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The Birthplace of Generation X: Extreme America, Revisited by Dan Carlin In the mid-1990s a young Canadian author named Douglas Coupland spun the catchphrase of a decade with his cult novel Generation X (1991). The book was eventually hailed as the defining statement of the moment, a piercingly true satire capturing the sardonic despair of America’s 20-somethings. In the midst of all sorts of semantic debates and rapidly overhauled marketing campaigns, few people paid attention […]