Polaroids from the Dead

Polaroids from the Dead

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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.


Book details

  • Hardcover
  • 198 pages
  • English
  • 0060391499
  • 9780060391492

About Douglas Coupland

douglas coupland is canadian, born on a canadian air force base near baden-baden, germany, on december 30, 1961. in 1965 his family moved to vancouver, can Read More about Douglas Coupland
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