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Souvenir of Canada

Souvenir of Canada( )
Author: Coupland, Douglas
ISBN:978-1-55054-917-1
Publication Date:Mar 2004
Publisher:Douglas and McIntyre (2013) Ltd.
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $26.95
Book Description:

Renown writer and artist Douglas Coupland's valentine to Canada looks at how it feels to be a Canadian now and imagines what it might feel like to be a Canadian in the future. From collective memories, Coupland locates objects like stubbie beer bottles and ookpiks, Kraft dinner and maple walnut ice cream. With the same witty sensibility, he considers significant events and relevant issues, like Canada's relationship with the United States, Medicare, and the landscape itself in...
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Book Details
Pages:160
Detailed Subjects: Social Science / Customs & Traditions
Travel / Canada / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):8.5 x 9.5 x 0.05 Inches
Book Weight:1.33 Pounds
Author Biography
Coupland, Douglas (Author)
Douglas Coupland was born December 30, 1961 on a Canadian military base in Baden-Soellingen, Germany. He graduated from Sentinel Secondary School in West Vancouver in 1979 and went on to McGill University. He was unhappy there and went on to Emily Carr College of Art and Design. He has said that these were the best four years of his life. He graduated in 1984 with a focus on sculpture and moved on to study at the European Design Institute in Milan. He also completed a two-year course in Japanese business science in Hawaii in 1986.He soon began writing for magazines as a means of paying the bills. He soon started work on his first novel Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture which was published in 1991. His second novel Shampoo Planet focused on the generation after Generation X and was published in 1992. This generation was termed "Global Teens". His career has consisted of writing, sculpting, and editing and he also hosted The Search for Generation X, a PBS documentary, 1991. Douglas Coupland has also worked on a magazine called Wired . He wrote a short story about the life of the employees of Mocrosoft Corporation. This short story provided inspiration for his novel Microserfs.

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