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Polaroids from the Dead, DOUGLAS COUPLAND

Author:    DOUGLAS COUPLAND

Title:   Polaroids from the Dead

Binding:   Paper Back

Book Condition:   New

Publisher:    Harpercollins 1997-10-01

ISBN Number:    0060987219 / 9780060987213

Seller ID:   20070607103504

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.

Price = 15.00 USD



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