All along, the Canadian author, who first came to fame for his novels Generation X (1991) and Microserfs
(1995), has been forging art alongside these zeitgeisty narratives, and now the Vancouver Art Gallery is hosting the first major survey of his work.
Other titles include Microserfs
(1995) and, more recently, Generation A (2009), which, though set in the future, mirrors the style of Generation X.
The week you were born, I was reading the novel Microserfs
by Douglas Coupland.
Some titles analyzed include Microserfs
, Portnoy's Complaint, The Color Purple, My Year of Meats, and Blood Meridian.
Keen, go so far as to envision "digital feudalism"--that is, a few giant castles of Net power, surrounded by microserfs
The theme was enunciated in Microserfs
, whose hero opines that all techies are mildly autistic.
95) reminds you of his 1996 Microserfs
, don't worry--that's exactly what he had in mind.
Po Bronson's Bombardiers, Robert Coover's John's Wife, Douglas Coupland's Microserfs
, Ishmael Reed's Terrible Twos and Terrible Threes, and Fran Ross's Oreo will seem even more dissimilar.
Like Douglas Coupland's Microserfs
and Chuck Palahniuk's Fight Club, Lipsyte finds the values of western capitalism at odds with personal fulfilment.
Discussion of Coupland's Microserfs
and other 'N-Gener' texts seems less rewarding, perhaps because Coupland himself is already a self-aware and critically articulate writer.
Douglas Coupland--8 individual copies Example titles include: Generation X, Microserfs
He's coined a new demographic buzzword, Microserfs
, after the title of his 1995 novel.