Vernacular Fiction

Out of the Margins: The Rise of Chinese Vernacular Fiction.  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by []mobi1980 at July 16, 2009
Out of the Margins: The Rise of Chinese Vernacular Fiction.

Liangyan Ge, "Out of the Margins: The Rise of Chinese Vernacular Fiction".
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press | ISBN: 0824823702 | 2001 edition | PDF | 293 Pages | 2.60 MB

The novel "Water Margin" ("Shuihu zhuan"), China's earliest full-length narrative in vernacular prose, first appeared in print in the 16th century. The tale of 108 bandit heroes evolved from a long oral tradition; in its novelized form, it played a pivotal role in the rise of Chinese vernacular fiction, which flourished during the late Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) periods. Liangyan Ge's multidimensional study considers the evolution of "Water Margin" and the rise of vernacular fiction against the background of the vernacularization of premodern Chinese literature as a whole. This gradual and arduous process, as the book shows, was driven by sustained contact and interaction between written culture and popular orality.

Demonic Warfare: Daoism, Territorial Networks, and the History of a Ming Novel  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by thingska at May 18, 2017
Demonic Warfare: Daoism, Territorial Networks, and the History of a Ming Novel

Demonic Warfare: Daoism, Territorial Networks, and the History of a Ming Novel by Mark R. E. Meulenbeld
English | 2015 | ISBN: 0824838440, 9780824838447, B013E0JH7E | 288 Pages | PDF | 3.27 MB

The Scholar and the State: Fiction as Political Discourse in Late Imperial China  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by interes at March 26, 2017
The Scholar and the State: Fiction as Political Discourse in Late Imperial China

The Scholar and the State: Fiction as Political Discourse in Late Imperial China by Liangyan Ge
English | 2014 | ISBN: 0295994177, 0295994185 | 256 pages | PDF + EPUB | 1,9 + 4 MB

Celestial Empire: The Emergence of Chinese Science Fiction  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by IrGens at March 21, 2017
Celestial Empire: The Emergence of Chinese Science Fiction

Celestial Empire: The Emergence of Chinese Science Fiction (Early Classics of Science Fiction) by Nathaniel Isaacson
English | February 7, 2017 | ISBN: 0819576670, 0819576689 | EPUB | 240 pages | 8.9 MB

Stories to Caution the World: A Ming Dynasty Collection, Volume 2  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by DZ123 at April 14, 2016
Stories to Caution the World: A Ming Dynasty Collection, Volume 2

Shuhui Yang, Yunqin Yang, Menglong Feng, "Stories to Caution the World: A Ming Dynasty Collection, Volume 2"
English | 2005 | ISBN: 0295985682 | PDF | pages: 793 | 2,4 mb
Nicholas Phillips - American Vernacular: New Music for Solo Piano (2014)

Nicholas Phillips - American Vernacular: New Music for Solo Piano (2014)
Contemporary Classical | New Focus Recordings FCR 144 | 2014 | 76:50 | EAC (FLAC, cue, log) | Full Scans | Various File Hosts | 275 MB
Nicholas Phillips, piano

...the talented, entrepreneurial pianist Nicholas Phillips engaged a range of composers to respond through music to the phrase “American vernacular.” The results cover an impressive stylistic span: glittering pop-infused études by Mark Olivieri (b. 1972) and Joel Puckett (b. 1977); luminous meditations from Ethan Wickman (b. 1973) and Ben Hjertmann (b. 1985); a bluesy finger-buster by Luke Gullickson (b. 1985); puckish miniatures by the unfailingly brilliant David Rakowski (b. 1958); and more.
Vernacular Architecture and Regional Design: Cultural Process and Environmental Response

Vernacular Architecture and Regional Design: Cultural Process and Environmental Response
Publisher: Architectural Press | ISBN: 0750659335 | edition 2009 | PDF | 211 pages | 28,5 mb

Sustainable design requires that design practitioners respond to a particular set of social, cultural and environmental conditions. 'Vernacular Architecture and Regional Design' defines a set of strategies for understanding the complexities of a regional setting. Through a series of international case studies, it examines how architects and designers have applied a variety of tactics to achieve culturally and environmentally appropriate design solutions.
. Shows that architecture and design are inextricably linked to social and environmental processes, and are not just technical or aesthetic exercises.
. Articulates a variety of methods to realise goals of socially responsible and environmentally responsive design.
. Calls for a principled approach to design in an effort to preserve fragile environments and forge sustainable best practice.

Pulp Fiction (2 Disc Collector’s Edition) (1994) - [2 DVD5] [2002]  Video

Posted by evaristegalois at Sept. 23, 2009
Pulp Fiction (2 Disc Collector’s Edition) (1994) - [2 DVD5] [2002]

Pulp Fiction (2 Disc Collector’s Edition) (1994) - [2 DVD5] [2002]
A Film by Quentin Tarantino
DVD VIDEO_TS Folder = 4.3 Gb per disc | 100 Mb RARs | RS
Crime | 2.35:1 | Color | English Dolby Digital/DTS 5.1 | English/Spanish Subtitles | 154 min

Writer-director Quentin Tarantino revisits the seedier side of Los Angeles–following 1992's RESERVOIR DOGS–with this funny, violent, tongue-in-cheek tribute to the less "classic" side of filmmaking–the potboilers and capers, the Blaxploitation flicks and gangster movies. The film interweaves three tales, told in a circular, fractured manner, which only fully connect by the time the final credits roll. The first story focuses on Vincent Vega (John Travolta) and Jules Winnfield (Samuel L. Jackson), two hit men on duty for "the big boss," Marsellus Wallace (Ving Rhames), whose gorgeous wife, Mia (Uma Thurman), takes a liking to Vincent. In the second, a down-and-out pugilist (Bruce Willis), who is ordered to take a fall, decides that there's more money in doing the opposite. The final chapter follows a pair of lovers (Amanda Plummer and Tim Roth) as they prepare to hold up a diner. Tarantino wears his cinematic influences proudly, bringing them to life in the ironically hip, self-referential 1990s. The result is a work that changed the face of independent cinema forever, making it a legitimate player in the Hollywood mainstream. The all-star cast steps into their roles with obvious glee, and Tarantino once again uses his soundtrack to up the "cool" ante yet another notch, making for a motion picture event that has worked its way into our national vernacular.

Steven Pressfield novels (historical fiction) - UPDATED  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Verotoxin at May 30, 2009
Steven Pressfield novels (historical fiction) - UPDATED

Steven Pressfield novels:Gates of Fire, The Virtues of War, Tides of War, Last of the Amazons
Publisher: Doubleday | English | ISBN: multiple | zipped PDFs (OCR) | 398 + 424 + 254 + 434 pages | 2.6 + 5.7 + 3.2 + 2.0 MB

Guilty But Insane: Mind and Law in Golden Age Detective Fiction (Repost)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by step778 at Aug. 16, 2017
Guilty But Insane: Mind and Law in Golden Age Detective Fiction (Repost)

Samantha Walton, "Guilty But Insane: Mind and Law in Golden Age Detective Fiction"
2015 | pages: 288 | ISBN: 0198723334 | PDF | 5,5 mb