Vernacular Fiction

Out of the Margins: The Rise of Chinese Vernacular Fiction.  

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.
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.

Das Science Fiction Jahr 2016  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by arundhati at Dec. 6, 2016
Das Science Fiction Jahr 2016

Sascha Mamczak, Hannes Riffel, "Das Science Fiction Jahr 2016"
2016 | German | ISBN-10: 3944720970 | 600 pages | EPUB | 34 MB

J. G. Ballard - Science Fiction als Paradoxon  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by roxul at Dec. 5, 2016
J. G. Ballard - Science Fiction als Paradoxon

Hans Frey, "J. G. Ballard - Science Fiction als Paradoxon"
German | ISBN: 3944720792 | 2016 | 417 pages | EPUB | 6 MB

John Clute, Peter Nicholls, "The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction"  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by TimMa at Dec. 5, 2016
John Clute, Peter Nicholls, "The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction"

John Clute, Peter Nicholls, "The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction"
St. Martin's Press | 1993 | ISBN: 0312096186 | English | PDF | 1386 pages | 239.4 MB

This is the indispensable reference book on science fiction that now contains over 4,300 entries–a staggering 1,500 more than the original–and, at 1.2 million works, it is nearly half a million words longer than the first edition. For every reader who loves, uses and wishes to know more about science fiction.
Fantasies of the New Class: Ideologies of Professionalism in Post-World War II American Fiction

Stephen Schryer, "Fantasies of the New Class: Ideologies of Professionalism in Post-World War II American Fiction"
ISBN: 0231157568, 0231157576 | 2011 | EPUB | 288 pages | 1 MB

Womans Weekly Fiction Special - January 2017  Magazines

Posted by crazy-slim at Dec. 2, 2016
Womans Weekly Fiction Special - January 2017

Womans Weekly Fiction Special - January 2017
English | 75 pages | True PDF | 15 MB
BBC Imagine - Serial Killers: The Women who Write Crime Fiction (2016)

BBC Imagine - Serial Killers: The Women who Write Crime Fiction (2016)
HDTV | 1280x720 | .MKV/AVC @ 1827 Kbps | 58mn 30s | 820 MiB
Audio: English AAC 128 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English
Genre: Documentary

Alan Yentob explores the enthralling world of female crime fiction in the company of some of its bestselling authors, including Patricia Cornwell, Val McDermid and Paula Hawkins - the newcomer whose The Girl on the Train was the breakout hit of 2015. While these writers stand on the shoulders of giants such as Christie, Highsmith, Rendell and PD James, their dark imaginings are more likely to have been nurtured at newsroom crime desks, in mortuaries, piecing bones of murder victims back together and in the bedrooms of modern marriages, where dark thrillers are sparked not by strangers in alleyways but by anxieties and paranoia much closer to home.

La grande anthologie de la science fiction - Histoires  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by TimMa at Nov. 30, 2016
La grande anthologie de la science fiction - Histoires

La grande anthologie de la science fiction - Histoires
French | 26 ebooks | EPUB | 12 MB

Collection de recueils d'anthologies publiés par le Livre de poche dans les années 1970 sous la triple direction de Jacques Goimard, Demètre Ioakimidis et Gérard Klein. …

Sex, Time, and Space in Contemporary Fiction: Exceptional Intercourse  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by interes at Nov. 29, 2016
Sex, Time, and Space in Contemporary Fiction: Exceptional Intercourse

Sex, Time, and Space in Contemporary Fiction: Exceptional Intercourse by Ben Davies
English | 2016 | ISBN: 1137485884 | 178 pages | PDF | 1,4 MB