Tate, Andrew W. (2002) "Now - here is my secret" : ritual and epiphany in Douglas Coupland's fiction. Literature and Theology, 16 (3). pp. 326-338. ISSN 0269-1205Full text not available from this repository.
Although Douglas Coupland, the Canadian novelist, is celebrated as a modish interpreter of contemporary culture, his fiction has demonstrated an increasing interest in religious belief. These narratives, from Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture (1991) to his most recent, Miss Wyoming (1999), feature covert images of conversion, baptism, and parable. The article will trace Coupland's critique of materialism and its relationship with aspects of both the Puritan and Transcendentalist traditions of North America. Particular focus will be given to the writer's use of epiphany as a structuring motif in two of his five novels, Generation X and Girlfriend in a Coma (1998), and one volume of short stories, Life After God (1994).
|Journal or Publication Title:||Literature and Theology|
|Subjects:||P Language and Literature > PR English literature|
|Departments:||Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > English & Creative Writing|
|Deposited By:||Mr Richard Ingham|
|Deposited On:||23 Sep 2008 16:57|
|Last Modified:||26 Jul 2012 15:09|
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