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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.

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Interweaving short stories and essays that provide a portrait of contemporary American society and human nature, a collection features commentary on the meaning of the Grateful Dead, Kurt Cobain, Marilyn Monroe, morality, and mass media

Product Details

ISBN:
9780062105943
Publisher:
Regan Books
Subject:
main_subject
Author:
Coupland, Douglas
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
19970920
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
208

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"Synopsis" by , Interweaving short stories and essays that provide a portrait of contemporary American society and human nature, a collection features commentary on the meaning of the Grateful Dead, Kurt Cobain, Marilyn Monroe, morality, and mass media
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