Lesson 1 (from Part 1, Chapters 1, 2 and 3)
Canadian novelist Douglas Coupland is the author of the bestselling work of fiction Generation X. Generation X which was published in 1991, was Coupland's first novel. This lesson discusses the author, Douglas Coupland.
1) Library research: Have students research the author, Douglas Coupland. Explore the other works he has written, as well as his background. Take a look at interviews and the author's website to gain information on his writing and how Generation X fits in with his other novels. After researching, and compiling their research into a report, have students present their report to the class.
2) Class discussion: Discuss the following questions with the class:
a) What can researching the author's background and his other works tell the reader about the novel?
b) Does the author always write in the same genre?
c) Can a connection be made between the author's background and the issues he...
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