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“Dead celebrities are de facto amusing”: A postmodern analysis of Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture
Halmstad University, School of Teacher Education (LUT).
2010 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This essay examines the novel Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture by Douglas Coupland in an attempt to show how it is heavily postmodernist. Postmodernism is explained briefly to give an understanding of how it might be applied to the analysis of the novel. Then the analysis is divided into five different categories: characterization, language and style, setting and society, storytelling and thematic focus. Postmodernist literary theory is applied to various parts of the novel and the postmodernist features are highlighted and discussed. The conclusion is that Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture is indeed a heavily postmodernist novel.

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2010. , p. 30
Keywords [en]
Douglas Coupland, Gen X, postmodernism, neologism
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General Literature Studies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-4260OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hh-4260DiVA, id: diva2:306901
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Humanities, Theology
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Available from: 2010-08-09 Created: 2010-03-31 Last updated: 2010-08-09Bibliographically approved

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