Tutte Le Famiglie Sono Psicotiche

Autore: Douglas Coupland
Editore: Isbn Edizioni
ISBN: 9788876383045
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Player One

Autore: Douglas Coupland
Editore: House of Anansi
ISBN: 0887849687
Grandezza: 56,70 MB
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Story of five people caught inside an airport cocktail lounge during a global disaster.

Marshall Mcluhan

Autore: Douglas Coupland
Editore: Isbn Edizioni
ISBN: 8876383271
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Dio Odia Il Giappone

Autore: Douglas Coupland
Editore: Isbn Edizioni
ISBN: 8876383522
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Tokyo, fine anni novanta. Concluse le scuole, Hiro Tanaka e i suoi amici un po’ sballati si dividono tra università e lavoretti part time, rave party e sessioni di shopping sfrenato a Shibuya, fughe oltreoceano e inseguimenti precipitosi. Paranoico e insicuro, innamorato respinto e schiavo delle sue ossessioni, Hiro cerca di trovare se stesso all’ombra di un Giappone che tutto ingloba e immobilizza, togliendo il futuro da sotto i piedi a lui e a tutta la sua non-generazione. Dio odia il Giappone è un romanzo per immagini folgorante e comico, radicale e profetico, scritto nel 2000 e ancora inedito in tutto il mondo fuorché in Giappone. Il più sensibile narratore della culturapop contemporanea rende omaggio al Paese del Sol Levante fotografandolo nel momento storico in cui il collasso economico e il fanatismo religioso hanno dato vita a un nuovo, pericoloso culto della morte

The Gum Thief

Autore: Douglas Coupland
Editore: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 9781596917538
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Douglas Coupland's inventive novel-think Clerks meets Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?-is the story of an extraordinary epistolary relationship between Roger and Bethany, two very different, but strangely connected, "aisles associates" at Staples. Watch as their lives unfold alongside Roger's work-in-progress, the oddly titled Glove Pond. A raucous tale of four academics, two malfunctioning marriages, and one rotten dinner party, Roger's opus is a Cheever-style novella gone horribly wrong. But as key characters migrate into and out of its pages, Glove Pond becomes an anchor of Roger's unsettled-and unsettling-life.Coupland electrifies us on every page of this witty, wise, and unforgettable novel. Love, death, and eternal friendship can all transpire where we least expect them...and even after tragedy seems to have wiped your human slate clean, stories can slowly rebuild you.

Il Ladro Di Gomme

Autore: Douglas Coupland
Editore: Isbn Edizioni
ISBN: 8876384626
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Roger Thorpe ha 43 anni, un divorzio doloroso alle spalle, qualche problema con l’alcol e un lavoro come commesso da Staples, un megastore specializzato in prodotti per l’ufficio. La sua collega Bethany – 24 anni, pelle diafana, rossetto nero e una sfilza di scheletri nell’armadio di famiglia – ha davanti a sé una prospettiva avvilente: anni a sistemare penne Bic, cartucce di toner e blocchetti di Post-it nei corridoi asettici del negozio. Ma un giorno Bethany trova per caso i diari privati di Roger, scritti in parte dal punto di vista di lei. Superato il turbamento iniziale, decide di rispondergli con una lettera, dando il via a un carteggio segreto, bizzarro e sempre più intimo, che si dipana parallelo alle vicende dei protagonisti dello Stagno del guanto, il romanzo borghese a tinte surreali che Roger sta scrivendo e che spera un giorno di riuscire a pubblicare. Con una prosa nitida e visionaria, Coupland crea un miracoloso congegno narrativo in cui tutti gli ingranaggi si combinano per dar vita a un caleidoscopico affresco dell’animo umano.

All Families Are Psychotic

Autore: Douglas Coupland
Editore: Vintage Canada
ISBN: 0307373606
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Psychosis: any form of severe mental disorder in which the individual’s contact with reality becomes highly distorted. Douglas Coupland, the author whom Tom Wolfe calls “one of the freshest, most exciting voices of the novel today,” delivers his tenth book in ten years of writing, with All Families Are Psychotic. Coupland recently has been compared to Jack Kerouac and F. Scott Fitzgerald, yet he is a man firmly grounded in the current era. The novel is a sizzling and sharp-witted entertainment that resounds with eternal human yearnings. In the opening pages, 65-year-old Janet Drummond checks the clock in her cheap motel room near Cape Canaveral, takes her prescription pills and does a rapid tally of the whereabouts of her three children: Wade, the eldest, in and out of jail and still radiating ”the glint”; suicidal Bryan, whose girlfriend, the vowel-free Shw, is pregnant; and Sarah, the family’s shining light, an astronaut preparing to be launched into space as the star of a shuttle mission. They will all arrive in Orlando today – along with Janet’s ex-husband Ted and his new trophy wife – setting the stage for the most disastrous family reunion in the history of fiction. Florida may never recover from their version of fun in the sun. The last time the family got together, there was gunplay and an ensuing series of HIV infections. Now, what should be a celebration turns instead into a series of mishaps and complications that place the family members in constant peril. When the reformed Wade attempts to help his dad out of a financial jam and pay off his own bills at the fertility clinic, his plan spins quickly out of control. Adultery, hostage-taking, a letter purloined from Princess Diana’s coffin, heart attacks at Disney World, bankruptcy, addiction and black-market negotiations – Coupland piles on one deft, comic plot twist after another, leaving you reaching for your seat belt. When the crash comes, it is surprisingly sweet. Janet contemplates her family, and where it all went wrong. “People are pretty forgiving when it comes to other people's family. The only family that ever horrifies you is your own.” During the writing, Coupland described the book as being about “the horrible things that families do to each other and how it makes them strong.” He commented: “Families who are really good to each other, I’ve noticed, tend to dissipate, so I wonder how awful a family would have to be to stick together.” Coupland’s first novel, Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture, became a cultural phenomenon, affixing a buzzword and a vocabulary to a generation and going on to sell over a million copies. The novels that followed were all bestsellers, and his work has continued to show a fascination with the digital, brand-conscious, media-dense culture of contemporary North American society, leading some to peg him as “an up-to-the-minute cultural reference engine.” Meanwhile, his deeper interests in how human beings function in this spiritual vacuum have become increasingly apparent. For example, the character Wade contemplates his father: “What would the world have to offer Ted Drummond, and the men like him, a man whose usefulness to the culture had vanished somewhere around the time of Windows 95? Golf? Gold? Twenty-four hour stock readouts?” Janet, on the other hand, nears a kind of peace with life: “Time erases both the best and the worst of us.” All Families Are Psychotic shows Coupland being just as concerned for the grown-ups as for the kids. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Generation X

Autore: Douglas Coupland
Editore: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312054366
Grandezza: 42,30 MB
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The story of three friends deals with the problems faced by the post baby boom generation and is accompanied by definitions of terms reflecting modern social trends

On Narcissism An Introduction

Autore: Sigmund Freud
Editore: Read Books Ltd
ISBN: 1473396336
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This early work by Sigmund Freud was originally published in 1914 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. 'On Narcissism: An Introduction' is an essay on the psychological symptoms and treatment of narcissism. Sigismund Schlomo Freud was born on 6th May 1856, in the Moravian town of Příbor, now part of the Czech Republic. He studied a variety of subjects, including philosophy, physiology, and zoology, graduating with an MD in 1881. Freud made a huge and lasting contribution to the field of psychology with many of his methods still being used in modern psychoanalysis. He inspired much discussion on the wealth of theories he produced and the reactions to his works began a century of great psychological investigation.

Jpod

Autore: Douglas Coupland
Editore: Vintage Canada
ISBN: 0307371395
Grandezza: 65,73 MB
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A lethal joyride into today’s new breed of technogeeks, Coupland’s forthcoming novel updates Microserfs for the age of Google. Ethan Jarlewski and five co-workers whose names start with J are bureaucratically marooned in jPod. jPod is a no-escape architectural limbo on the fringes of a massive Vancouver game design company. The six workers daily confront the forces that define our era: global piracy, boneheaded marketing staff, people smuggling, the rise of China, marijuana grow ops, Jeff Probst, and the ashes of the 1990s financial tech dream. jPod’s universe is amoral and shameless. The characters are products of their era even as they’re creating it. Everybody in Ethan’s life inhabits a moral grey zone. Nobody is exempt, not even his seemingly straitlaced parents or Coupland himself, as readers will see. Full of word games, visual jokes and sideways jabs, this book throws a sharp, pointed lawn dart into the heart of contemporary life. jPod is Douglas Coupland at the top of his game. Excerpt from jPod: I slunk into the BoardX meeting where Steve, Gord-O, and staff from the loftiest perches of the food chain were still trying to nail the essence of Jeff the Charismatic Turtle. Prototype turtle sketches were pinned onto a massive cork wall, all of them goofy and teensploitational: sunglasses, baggy pants and (dear God) a terry-cloth sweatband. “Does Jeff the Turtle follow players around the entire time they manipulate their third person?” “Almost. Like Watson is to Sherlock Holmes.” “Can you imagine how annoying that would be?” “Maybe the buddy isn’t such a good idea.” Steve squashed that hope. “It’s going to be a buddy. Players will love it.” “It’s really Poochie-Joins-Itchy-and-Scratchy.” “How am I ever going to look somebody who plays Tony Hawk games in the face again?” “Isn’t our turtle supposed to be a bit more studly?” “Turtles aren’t studly by nature.” “What about the turtle they used in the 1950s to pimp the atomic weapons program? He was kind of studly.” “No he wasn’t and, besides, he’s dead.” “What?” “Dead. Hanged himself from the side of his posh midtown Manhattan terrarium. Left a note saying he couldn’t handle the shame of what he’d done. Wrote it on a piece of Bibb lettuce.” From the Hardcover edition.