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.

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

Humour and Irony in Dutch Post-War Fiction Film (Framing Film)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by lengen at Jan. 18, 2017
Humour and Irony in Dutch Post-War Fiction Film (Framing Film)

Humour and Irony in Dutch Post-War Fiction Film (Framing Film) by Peter Verstraten
English | Apr. 15, 2016 | ISBN: 9089649433 | 480 Pages | PDF | 7 MB

Dutch cinema is typically treated only in terms of prewar films or documentaries, leaving postwar fictional film largely understudied. At the same time, a Hollandse School, first named in the 1980s, has developed through deadpan, ironic films like those of director and actor Alex van Warmerdam.
The Models of Space, Time and Vision in Vladimir Nabokov's Fiction: Narrative Strategies and Cultural Frames (Tartu Semiotics L

The Models of Space, Time and Vision in Vladimir Nabokov's Fiction: Narrative Strategies and Cultural Frames (Tartu Semiotics Library) by Marina Grishakova
English | Dec. 2, 2006 | ISBN: 9949113067 | 323 Pages | PDF | 1 MB

Because of his rejection of socio-political engagement, Vladimir Nabokov is often regarded as a virtuouso artist of the ivory-tower variety, aloof from the contemporary march of the minds. Marina Grishakova's book, however, points to the relationship between his narrative techniques and some of the scientific, metaphysical, and ethical ideas on the inner agenda of the twentieth century. It connects Nabokov's handling of time, space, and perspective in his fiction with the philosophical models constructed by his contemporaries, also showing in what ways he may have been ahead of his time.

Incognito - Life Stranger Than Fiction (2001)  Music

Posted by JET 1 at Jan. 17, 2017
Incognito - Life Stranger Than Fiction (2001)

Incognito - Life Stranger Than Fiction (2001)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +CUE, LOG | 392 MB | Covers Included
Genre: Jazz-Funk, Soul, Acid Jazz | Label: Polygram | Catalog Number: 586 085-2

Incognito are a 15 piece acid jazz ensemble formed in 1980 by Jean Paul 'Bluey' Maunick who has been at the core of the band ever since. Over the years he has been joined by a host of UK and US artists including Carleen Anderson, Tony Momrelle and Gavin Harrison. They released the first of their eleven studio albums Jazz Funk in 1981, although there would be a 10 year wait for the follow up. They have had success in the UK singles charts with the top 10 hit "Always There" (with Jocelyn Brown), and the top 30 hits "Don't You Worry 'Bout a Thing" and "Everyday". Their work has been popular with producers and has been remixed by Masters at Work, Roger Sanchez and David Morales.
Helsinki in Early Twentieth-Century Literature: Urban Experiences in Finnish Prose Fiction 18901940

Helsinki in Early Twentieth-Century Literature: Urban Experiences in Finnish Prose Fiction 18901940 by Lieven Ameel
English | Jan. 1, 2014 | ISBN: 9522225487 | 244 Pages | PDF | 3 MB

Literary Helsinki: a city of leisure and light, divided along the fault lines of gender, class and language; a dizzying and dazzling threshold of modernity; alienating, mesmerising and endearing.

Perfect Worlds: Utopian Fiction in China and the West  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by lengen at Jan. 16, 2017
Perfect Worlds: Utopian Fiction in China and the West

Perfect Worlds: Utopian Fiction in China and the West by Douwe Fokkema
English | Feb. 29, 2012 | ISBN: 9089643508 | 449 Pages | PDF | 2 MB

Perfect Worlds is an extensive, comparative study of utopian narratives in both the East and the West. Douwe Fokkema provides an elegant argument about the human impulse to imagine new and better worlds, astutely observing that the utopian imagination thrives in the context of secularization.

The Emergence of Irish Gothic Fiction  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by lengen at Jan. 15, 2017
The Emergence of Irish Gothic Fiction

The Emergence of Irish Gothic Fiction by Jarlath Killeen
English | Jan. 31, 2014 | ISBN: 0748690808 | 249 Pages | PDF | 1 MB

Provides a new account of the emergence of Irish gothic fiction in mid-eighteenth century
This book provides a robustly theorised and thoroughly historicised account of the 'beginnings' of Irish gothic fiction, maps the theoretical terrain covered by other critics, and puts forward a new history of the emergence of the genre in Ireland.

History and Cultural Memory in Neo-Victorian Fiction: Victorian Afterimages  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by lengen at Jan. 15, 2017
History and Cultural Memory in Neo-Victorian Fiction: Victorian Afterimages

History and Cultural Memory in Neo-Victorian Fiction: Victorian Afterimages by Kate Mitchell
English | Aug. 15, 2010 | ISBN: 0230228585 | 233 Pages | PDF | 1 MB

In 1918 Ezra Pound coined the term ‘Victoriana’ as a way of pejoratively characterising the Victorian past: ‘For most of us, the odour of defunct Victoriana is so unpleasant ... that we are content to leave the past where we find it’ (cited in Gardiner, 2004: 168). In stark contrast to Pound’s confident marginalisation of the Victorian past at the outset of the twentieth century, a steady interest in things Victorian gained momentum in the second half of the same century until, in the final decades, a fascination with the period invaded film, television, trends in interior decoration, fashion, genealogy, advertising, museums, historical re-enactments, politics and scholarship about the Victorian period.