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Coupland Generation X

Andy, Dag and Claire have been handed a society priced beyond their means. Twentysomethings, brought up with divorce, Watergate and Three Mile Island, and scarred by the 80s fallout of yuppies, recession, crack and Ronald Reagan, they represent the new generation - Generation X. Fiercely suspicious of being lumped together as an advertiser's target market, they have quit dreary careers and cut themselves adrift in the California desert.
Unsure of their futures, they immerse themselves in a regime of heavy drinking and working at no-future McJobs in the service industry.

Underemployed, overeducated, intensely private and unpredictable, they have nowhere to direct their anger, no one to assuage their fears, and no culture to replace their anomie.
So they tell stories: disturbingly funny tales that reveal their barricaded inner world. A world populated with dead TV shows, "Elvis moments" and semi-disposable Swedish furniture...

Формат: 125x200

Формат: Мягкая бумажная, 211 стр.

ISBN: 9780349108391

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  • Generation X: Tales For An Accelerated Culture — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Generation X. Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture est un livre de Douglas Coupland paru en 1991. Dans ce roman, on suit Andy, Clair et Dag, trois personnages dans la « vingtaine » vivant à… …   Wikipédia en Français