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.

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

Outlaw Rhetoric: Figuring Vernacular Eloquence in Shakespeare’s England  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by nebulae at March 9, 2017
Outlaw Rhetoric: Figuring Vernacular Eloquence in Shakespeare’s England

Jenny C. Mann, "Outlaw Rhetoric: Figuring Vernacular Eloquence in Shakespeare’s England"
English | ISBN: 0801449650 | 2012 | 267 pages | PDF | 2 MB

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
The Cultural Memory of Africa in African American and Black British Fiction, 1970-2000: Specters of the Shore

The Cultural Memory of Africa in African American and Black British Fiction, 1970-2000: Specters of the Shore by Leila Kamali
English | 2016 | ISBN: 1137584858, 9781137584854, B01MXX1NAY | 314 Pages | PDF | 3.37 MB

Time in Fiction  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by interes at April 23, 2017
Time in Fiction

Time in Fiction by Craig Bourne and Emily Caddick Bourne
English | 2016 | ISBN: 0199675317 | 272 pages | PDF | 1,2 MB

Science is Fiction  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by tanas.olesya at April 23, 2017
Science is Fiction

Science is Fiction: The Films of Jean Painleve by Andy Masaki Bellows
English | 29 Jun. 2000 | ISBN: 0262024721 | 232 Pages | PDF | 2 MB

One of the first to plunge underwater with a camera to bring the subaquatic world to the screen, maverick scientific documentary filmmaker Jean Painleve (1902-1989) captured the throes of a male seahorse giving birth, the geometric choreography of crystal formation, and the mating habits of hermaphrodite mollusks.
Nations of Nothing But Poetry: Modernism, Transnationalism, and Synthetic Vernacular Writing

Matthew Hart, "Nations of Nothing But Poetry: Modernism, Transnationalism, and Synthetic Vernacular Writing"
English | ISBN: 0195390334, 0199324719 | 2010 | 256 pages | PDF | 1 MB