• Patrick McEvoy-Halston deposited Soothing Satire in the group Group logo of LLC CanadianLLC Canadian on MLA Commons 4 months ago

    Explores Douglas Coupland’s “Generation X” as almost a Gen Xer’s “version of John Updike’s Couples”; that is, as, a place where, like Updike’s book, friends create a community isolated only to themselves. Though unlike Updike’s work, where — considering the time it was written in, the ’70s, where a generation succeeded in overtly contesting and bypassing their parents — Coupland’s ideal community is cloaked to appear its opposite, so mutual nurturance, challenge, narcissistic-in-a-good-way growth, has its full chance to incur within constituents.