City Of Glass

Author: Douglas Coupland
Editor: Douglas & McIntyre Limited
ISBN: 9781553653592
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This irresistible little book offers a very different take on Vancouver, one of the world's most beautiful cities. Douglas Coupland applies his unique sensibility to everything from the Grouse Grind to glass towers, First Nations to feng shui, Kitsilano to Cantonese. Cleverly designed to mimic an underground Japanese magazine, this edition is fully updated and revised with riffs on Vancouver as a neon city, a land of treehuggers, and more.

Vancouver In The Seventies

Author: Kate Bird
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ISBN: 9781771642408
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Fresh out of the freewheeling sixties, the seventies was a decade of immense change for Vancouvera time of protest, political upheaval, economic boom, and cultural evolution. Through it all, the "Vancouver Sun"'s award-winning photographers chronicled the city s metamorphosis. Shooting more than 4,500 photo assignments each year, they covered news, politics, business and industry, sports, entertainment, food, and fashion, without missing a beat. These images capture pivotal moments in this dynamic city s history, including the Gastown Riot, the founding of Greenpeace, the wide-eyed innocence of five-year-old Justin Trudeau, and the amazing film career of Chief Dan George. "Vancouver in the Seventies" presents 149 exclusive photos from the "Vancouver Sun" s extensive collection along with fascinating essays by long-time Sun news research librarian Kate Bird and former Sun journalist Shelley Fralic, coupled with a foreword from renowned Vancouver author Douglas Coupland. Together, these words and images form an unforgettable celebration of the decade in which Vancouver came into its own. "

Douglas Coupland

Author: Andrew Tate
Editor: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 1847796737
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This book is the first full-length study of Douglas Coupland, one of the twenty-first century’s most innovative and influential novelists. The study explores the prolific first decade and a half of Coupland’s career, from Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture (1991) to JPod (2006), a period in which he published ten novels and four significant volumes of non-fiction. Emerging in the last decade of the twentieth century - amidst the absurd contradictions of instantaneous global communication and acute poverty - Coupland’s novels, short stories, essays and visual art have intervened in specifically contemporary debates regarding authenticity, artifice and art. This book explores Coupland’s response, in ground-breaking novels such as Microserfs, Girlfriend in a Coma and Miss Wyoming, to some of the most pressing issues of our times. Designed for students, researchers and general readers alike, the study is structured around thematically focused chapters that consider Coupland’s engagement with narrative, consumer culture, space, religion and ideas of the future.

Visions Of British Columbia

Author: Bruce Grenville
Editor: Douglas & McIntyre
ISBN: 1553655001
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Quintessential British Columbia revealed through the eyes of its greatest artists and writers. Visions of British Columbia took as its starting point a major exhibition at the Vancouver Art Galley, opening to coincide with the 2010 Winter Games. The show focused on the work of more than twenty remarkable artists, including the Haida masters Bill Reid and Robert Davidson; Kwakwaka’wakw carver Willie Seaweed; modernist painters Emily Carr and Group of Seven member Frederick Varley; mentors and pioneers Jack Shadbolt and B.C. Binning; abstract painter Gordon Smith; photoconceptualists Ian Wallace and Jeff Wall; Salish artist Susan Point, Haida-Manga artist Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas and Korean-Canadian Jin-me Yoon. Allied to the art is writing about B.C. from acclaimed authors as diverse as Douglas Coupland, Timothy Taylor, Ethel Wilson, Audrey Thomas and Wayson Choy. Malcolm Lowry’s poem Happiness echoes B.C. Binning’s colourful seascapes; Daphne Marlatt’s reflections on overfishing parallel Susan Point’s salmon sculpture. Both text and art speak to the diverse visions of this place, its peoples and its histories. This book was published in partnership with the Vancouver Art Gallery.

Literature And The Glocal City

Author: Ana María Fraile-Marcos
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317682165
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The modern city is a space that can simultaneously represent the principles of its homeland alongside its own unique blend of the cultures that intermingle within its city limits. This book makes an intervention in Canadian literary criticism by foregrounding both ‘globalism,’ which is increasingly perceived as the state-of-the-art literary paradigm, and the city. These are two significant axes of contemporary culture and identity that were previously disregarded by a critical tradition built around the importance of space and place in Canadian writing. Yet, as relevant as the turn to the city and to globalism may be, this collection’s most notable contribution lies in linking the notion of ‘glocality’, that is, the intermeshing of local and global forces to representations of subjectivity in the material and figurative space of the Canadian city. Dealing with oppositional discourses as multiculturalism, postcolonialism, feminism, diaspora, and environmentalism this book is an essential reference for any scholar with an interest in these areas.

Eleanor Rigby

Author: Douglas Coupland
Editor: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007395590
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Following the hugely acclaimed bestseller Hey Nostradamus! comes a major novel from Douglas Coupland: the wonderfully warm, funny, life-affirming story of Liz Dunn, a woman who has spent her whole life alone and lonely – until now... This is a brilliant work of commercial literary fiction from an author who just gets better and better.

The Rough Guide To Vancouver

Author: Rough Guides
Editor: Rough Guides UK
ISBN: 1848367007
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The Rough Guide to Vancouver is the essential companion to one of the world's most majestic cities with clear maps and detailed coverage of all the best attractions. From soaking up some high-speed ice hockey at a Vancouver Canucks game to admiring the cities glorious panaramas by sea plane, discover Vancouver's highlights inspired by dozens of photos. Find detailed historical coverage of the must-see sights and practical advice on getting around the city whilst relying on up-to-date descriptions of the best hotels, bars, clubs, shops, cafés and restaurants for all budgets. The Rough Guide to Vancouver includes two sections on Eating Out in Vancouver and The Great Outdoors with insider tips on spectating and enjoying the countless sports opportunities on offer all year round. Rely on expert insider tips on where to find comedy, theatre and live music, ideas for entertaining children plus details for excursions out of the city to Victoria, The Gulf of Islands, Whistler and the Sunshine Coast. Explore every corner of Vancouver with clear maps and expert backgound on everything from Pacific Rim cuisine to Vancouver's aboriginal cultures. Make the most of your holiday with The Rough Guide to Vancouver.

Vancouver And Victoria For Dummies

Author: Chris McBeath
Editor: For Dummies
ISBN: 9780470836842
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Travel Smart at www.dummies.com Enjoy the best of Vancouver and Victoria Whether you want to stroll the seawall of Vancouver's Staley Park or hung for totem poles in Victoria's Beacon Hill Park, theses two British Columbian gems are must-sees. But where to begin? Relax! This friendly guide shows you the way. Discover: Down-to-earth trip-planning advice What you shouldn't miss-and what you can skip The best hotels and restaurants for every budget Handy Post-it Flags to mark your favourite pages.

Hey Nostradamus

Author: Douglas Coupland
Editor: Vintage Canada
ISBN: 0307371409
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Four people’s lives are set adrift in the wake of a high school shooting—three can’t escape the loneliness that plagues them, while a fourth races for oblivion, wondering what happened to God. Bristling with Douglas Coupland’s hallmark humor and cultural acuity, Hey Nostradamus! achieves new heights of poignancy and literary accomplishment.

Western American Literature

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Jakarta Inside Out

Author: Daniel Ziv
Editor: Equinox Pub
ISBN:
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Future West

Author: William Henry Katerberg
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What is the future of the American West? This book look at works of utopian, dystopian, and apocalyptic science fiction to show how narratives of the past and future powerfully shape our understanding of the present-day West.

V0n 1b0

Author: Ian Verchère
Editor: Douglas & McIntyre Limited
ISBN: 9781553652113
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An irreverent take on the real Whistler — its vibe, verve and eerie lack of history — in the style of Douglas Coupland’s best-selling City of Glass. Ian Verchere takes us behind the curtain of hype as only an insider can to reveal what makes B.C.’s only designated Resort Municipality tick.

Quill Quire

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Travel Leisure

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Material Culture Review

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Best Places Vancouver

Author: Kasey Wilson
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ISBN: 9781570615610
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Written by Vancouverites, this trusted guide steers visitors to the city's best spots to eat, sleep, shop, and explore. Now completely updated with 70 percent new material, this edition features revised restaurant and lodging reviews, expanded coverage of the growing communities of West Vancouver and Richmond, and an all-new chapter on wine touring in the Okanagan Valley.

All Families Are Psychotic

Author: Douglas Coupland
Editor: 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.

Twenty First Century Canadian Writers

Author: Christian Riegel
Editor: Gale / Cengage Learning
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Essays on Canadian writers from 1990 to 2007 provides information on writers of all major genres who made a significant contribution to the literature of these years. Discusses the Canadian cultural scene, Canadian self-definition process, the emerging trend of minorities into the mainstream, including Asian and African Canadians, the increasing role of Aboriginal authors, and the formal and stylistic shifts as linguistic and literary theories became more established.

Frommer S Vancouver And Victoria 2011

Author: Donald Olson
Editor: *Frommers
ISBN: 9780470679685
File Size: 14,92 MB
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Completely updated every year, Frommer's Vancouver & Victoria also includes coverage of Whistler and the Pacific Rim National Park. All of the post 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games attraction updates, including new legacy installations and SkyTrain information. Our author shows you all the highlights -- from the Museum of Anthropology and Granville Island in Vancouver, to Butchart Gardens and the Fairmont Empress in Victoria -- and takes you outdoors to explore the area's parks, mountains, beaches, and wildlife. You'll get authoritative and candid hotel and restaurant reviews to help map out the choices that best suit your tastes and budget. Plus, you'll have shopping and nightlife, detailed walking tours, accurate neighborhood maps, public transportation information, and coverage of Whistler and the Pacfic Rim National Park, and more all at your fingertips. Frommer's Vancouver & Victoria also includes gorgeous color photos of the sights and experiences that await you and a color fold-out map of Vancouver.