Douglas Coupland | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by John Burns

This literature criticism consists of approximately 5 pages of analysis & critique of Douglas Coupland.
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Critical Essay by John Burns

SOURCE: “Polaroids from the Head,” in Quill and Quire, Vol. 62, No. 5, May, 1996, pp. 1, 32.

In the following essay, Burns provides a character sketch of Coupland, relating his observations of Coupland's fiction.

Douglas Coupland is trying to sneak a peek at my notepad. He surveys the few lines I have written there, then leans back, and as our waiter approaches, mentions casually that I possess the handwriting of a serial killer. I harbour little doubt he is well versed in psychopath chirography, so I take care to hide my notebook from the staff here at Capers, a wholefood restaurant in downtown Vancouver.

Doug Coupland and I are indulging in “face-time.”1 Our dinner conversation multitasks in a postmodern, microserfy, Couplandesque way. We touch on a number of subjects2: why he hates interviews; whether other writers are...

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