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Generation X Generation X is Douglas Coupland s acclaimed salute to the generation born in the late 1950s and 1960s a generation known vaguely up to then as twentysomething Andy, Claire, and Dag, each in their twenties, have quit pointless jobs done grudgingly to little applause in their respective hometowns and cut themselves adrift on the California desert In search of the drastic changes that will lend meaning to their lives, they ve mired themselves in the detritus of American cultural memory Refugees from history, the three develop an ascetic regime of story telling, boozing, and working McJobs low pay, low prestige, low benefit, no future jobs in the service industry They create modern fables of love and death among the cosmetic surgery parlors and cocktail bars of Palm Springs, disturbingly funny tales of nuclear waste, historical overdosing, and mall culture.A dark snapshot of the trio s highly fortressed inner world quickly emerges landscapes peopled with dead TV shows, Elvis moments, and semi disposable Swedish furniture And from these landscapes, deeper portraits emerge, those of fanatically independent individuals, pathologically ambivalent about the future and brimming with unsatisfied longings for permanence, for love, and for their own home Andy, Dag, and Claire are underemployed, overeducated, intensely private, and unpredictable Like the group they mirror, they have nowhere to assuage their fears, and no culture to replace their anomie. Best Download [ Generation X ] author [ Douglas Coupland ] For Kindle ePUB or eBook – quickpaydayloansonlineuk.co.uk

New Read Kindle ePUB Generation XBy Douglas Coupland – quickpaydayloansonlineuk.co.uk
  • Hardcover
  • 183 pages
  • Generation X
  • Douglas Coupland
  • English
  • 11 November 2017
  • 0312118147

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  1. For years before reading this book I hated it I hated it so much I think at least half of my zines have somewhere the line Fuck you Coupland at least once in some rant My hatred of him was immense, seriously For example if I had been driving my car and I had seen him I would have run him over Of course like any good hatred I only had superficial reasons for hating him, I had never read his work, I only saw the catchy looking books and saw them as a disgusting marketing device And of cour For years be...

  2. Does the term overload make or break the novel Lets just say that in its o so 80 s rampantly materialistic take on self imposed post mid twenty crisis survivors, the book may want to break itself This is the equivalent of what Reality Bites was to film zeitgeisty, important, conspicuous.It is a fun lexicon like novel that reads like The Decameron or the Canterbury Tales in modern day The protagonists don t know it but actually live in an age where nothing is happening and so the storie Does the term overload make or break the novel Lets just say that in its o so 80 s rampantly materialistic take on self imposed post mid twenty crisis survivors, the book may want to break ...

  3. Young white privilege all dressed up and no where to go

  4. What a boring and pretentious book It s the kind of writing that would have seriously impressed me when I was 14, full of consciously witty soundbites.What I really don t like about it is the glorified loser culture of the early 90s and nearly 18 years later it hasn t aged well and just seems bloated The...

  5. With some things you know exactly what they re going to be like before you experience them and you hope you re proved wrong I saw A Mighty Wind recently and shouldn t have bothered good film well made and all, but utterly predictable As was Generation X DC is a snappy writer, he s Tom Wolfe s kid brother, and this book should have been a collection of smart essays like Kandy Kolored Tangerine Streamlined Baby etc It doesn t really leave the ground as a story with characters And also, re With some things you know exactly what they re ...

  6. I ve been thinking about why I still love this book, when I hate movies like Lost in Translation and Reality Bites I think it s because the characters are so active Andy, Dag and Claire don t lie around hotel rooms in their underwear or have planet s of regret on their shoulders shut up, Ethan Hawke They have jobs, they do interesting things, they daydream, and most importantly, they tell each other stories On the flip side, they haven t aggressively dropped out of the mainstream a la K I ve been thinking about why I still love this book, when I hate movies like Lost in Translation and Reality Bites I think it s because the characters are so active Andy, Dag and Claire don t lie around hotel rooms in their underwear or have planet s of regret on their shoulders shut up, Ethan Hawke They have jobs, they do...

  7. Credited with terming low paying low status unsatisfying dead end employment as a McJob and introducing popularizing the phrase Generation X to the American lexicon, Coupland conveys the lives of three friends as they attempt to escape their collective quarter life crisis Using a raw ironic tone that is anything less than subtle, Generation X entwines the exhausted lives of twentysomethings with relevant pop culture references Choice moments in the novel include Coupland s incorporation of Credited with terming low paying low status unsatisfying dead end employment as a McJob and introducing popularizing the phrase Generation X to the American lexicon, Coupland conveys the lives of three friends as they ...

  8. I give this book five stars even though it really isn t much of a novel, it s mainly just three kids telling stories about how they view the creepy world of consumerism and status I read this shortly after returning to the States after living a fairly idyllic and isolated life on the Mediterranean for three blissful years I didn t really get America when I got back, not at all This was the first novel that I read that explained why I wasn t entirely crazy for not being crazy for the American I give this book five stars even though it really isn t much of a novel, it s mainly just three kids telling stories about how they view the creepy world of consumerism and status I read this shortly after returning to ...

  9. This started very promising, but soon became bogged down in hollow, absurd stories Chronologically I belong to this Generation X, and it is true that at one time mid 80s this generation seemed lost , due to the economic crisis, postmodernism and especially the post 1968 syndrome But apparently eventually all worked out Moreover, we in the West are now facing very different problems how to stay afloat in a globalized world, the growing social inequalities, the integration of minorities, This started very promising, but soon became bogged down in hollow, absurd stories Chronologically I belong to this Generation X, and it is true that at one time mid 80s this generation seemed...

  10. This is the story of a handful of Generation X ers, defined as people born between 1960 and 1980 In the book three late twenty someones Andy, Claire, and Dag separately give up their upwardly mobile jobs and move to Palm Springs, California There they take up residence in modest digs, take low paying service jobs, and attempt to liveor less minimalist lives They entertain themselves by telling stories made up or real , drinking, snacking, having picnics, and for the most part e This is the story of a handful of Generation X ers, defined as people born between 1960 and 1980 In the book three late twenty someones Andy, Claire, and Dag separately give up their upwardly mobile jobs and move to Palm Springs, California There they take up residence in modest digs, take low paying service jobs, and attempt to liveor less minimalist lives They entertain themselves by telling stories made up or real , drinking, snacking, having picnics, and for the most part eschewing serious relationships Their purpose, apparently, is to reject traditional society, which they find oppressive Though the characters reject the values of their nuclear families which are not perfect, but whose family is they do maintain contact via phone calls, visits, and so on.so their isolation is not complete Though the hippie ish lifestyle of Andy...