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Marshall Mcluhan (Paperback)
Marshall McLuhan, the celebrated social theorist who defined the culture of the 1960s, is remembered now primarily for the aphoristic slogan he coined to explain the emerging new world of global communication: "The medium is the message." Half a century later, McLuhan's predictions about the end of print culture and the rise of "electronic inter-dependence" have become a reality-in a sense, the reality-of our time.Douglas Coupland, whose iconic novel Generation X was a "McLuhanesque" account of our culture in fictional form, has written a compact biography of the cultural critic that interprets the life and work of his subject...
Generation X (Paperback)
Generation X is Douglas Coupland's acclaimed salute to the generation born in the late 1950s and 1960s--a generation known vaguely up to then as "twentysomething." Andy, Claire, and Dag, each in their twenties, have quit "pointless jobs done grudgingly to little applause" in their respective hometowns and cut themselves adrift on the California desert. In search of the drastic changes that will lend meaning to their lives, they've mired themselves in the detritus of American cultural memory. Refugees from history, the three develop an ascetic regime of story-telling, boozing, and working McJobs--"low-pay,...