Tutte Le Famiglie Sono Psicotiche

Autore: Douglas Coupland
Editore: Isbn Edizioni
ISBN: 9788876383045
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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.

Player One

Autore: Douglas Coupland
Editore: Random House
ISBN: 1446409317
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A real-time five-hour story set in an airport cocktail lounge during a global disaster. Five disparate people are trapped inside: Karen, a single mother waiting for her online date; Rick, the down-on-his-luck airport lounge bartender; Luke, a pastor on the run; Rachel, a cool Hitchcock blonde incapable of true human contact; and finally a mysterious voice known as Player One. Slowly, each reveals the truth about themselves while the world as they know it comes to an end. In the tradition of Kurt Vonnegut and J.G. Ballard, Coupland explores the modern crises of time, human identity, society, religion and the afterlife. The book asks as many questions as it answers and readers will leave the story with no doubt that we are in a new phase of existence as a species - and that there is no turning back.

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.

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.

Archivio Di Psicologia Neurologia E Psichiatria

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Generation X

Autore: Douglas Coupland
Editore: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0349141304
Grandezza: 56,54 MB
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Andy, Dag and Claire have been handed a society 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 in no future McJobs in the service industry. Underemployed, overeducated and intensely private and unpredicatable, 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-disposible Swedish furniture.

Comunit Semiresidenziali E Psicosi Teoria E Prassi In Un Ottica Relazionale Familiare

Autore: S. Lupoi
Editore: FrancoAngeli
ISBN: 9788820490317
Grandezza: 69,47 MB
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Dal Manicomio Alla Famiglia

Autore: Gianfranco Aluffi
Editore: FrancoAngeli
ISBN: 9788846428592
Grandezza: 63,15 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 8254
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Polvere Alla Polvere

Autore: Laurell K. Hamilton
Editore: Editrice Nord
ISBN: 8842921505
Grandezza: 16,50 MB
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Che Anita Blake sia la migliore Risvegliante in circolazione non ci sono dubbi. Ma sarà in grado di resuscitare in una sola notte, senza sacrifici umani, un numero piuttosto elevato di cadaveri sepolti da oltre duecento anni? Intrigata dalla sfida - e dal compenso favoloso promesso alla sua agenzia, la Animators Inc. - Anita accetta l'incarico e si ritrova quindi a Branson, nel Missouri, in un vecchio cimitero, la cui proprietà è contesa tra due famiglie e sul quale un gruppo di investitori ha messo gli occhi come sede ideale per costruire una stazione turistica di lusso. Tuttavia, proprio mentre si accinge a mettersi al lavoro per risolvere la disputa terriera, Anita riceve una telefonata dalla polizia, che le chiede di recarsi a esaminare la scena di un crimine: tre ragazzini sono stati infatti trovati in un bosco nei dintorni, orrendamente massacrati, e una ragazza è stata rinvenuta nel suo letto, completamente prosciugata del suo sangue. Tutti gli indizi suggeriscono che l'autore degli omicidi sia da ricercarsi tra le creature della notte, e un vampiro psicotico, che va sempre in giro con una spada affilatissima, sembra l'indiziato numero uno. Così, per poter meglio controllare la comunità locale di vampiri e contrastare le minacce di Serephina - la spietata Master di Branson -, Anita è costretta a chiedere l'aiuto di Jean-Claude, l'ambiguo e affascinante Master di St. Louis. Eppure non è detto che l'intervento di Jean-Claude faciliti la cose, anche perché questa volta, oltre ai vampiri, Anita dovrà confrontarsi anche con misteriose creature che sembrano uscite direttamente da un incubo per perseguitarla?