Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture | Literature Criticism Critical Review by Mark Brett

This literature criticism consists of approximately 5 pages of analysis & critique of Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture.
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Critical Review by Mark Brett

SOURCE: A review of Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture, in The Minnesota Review, No. 39, Fall 1992–Winter 1993, pp. 183-85.

In the following review, Brett comments on the content, structure, and style of Generation X, focusing in particular on Coupland's credibility as a spokesperson for the twenty-something generation.

Look around you, and we're there. That bartender who knows much more about ancient Crimea than the average purveyor of alcoholic beverages. That woman at the lingerie shop with the biting wit and a haunted look in her eyes. The amiable, somewhat slovenly English Masters' Candidate. All have one thing in common. We are members of the "Twenty-something" generation, a group faced with so many choices in life that we retreat and make none. People from nice middle class backgrounds, we go through college and suddenly find...

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