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Fictional Worlds: Traditions in Narrative and the Age of Visual Culture, Vols. I-IV (Storytelling on Screen)
L.A. Alexander

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2013

“Create Your Own World!” is a motto of visionary artists. We all enjoy escaping into, and journeying within, fictional realms. Some aspire to create their own unique artistic worlds. Fictional Worlds , intended for all readers who love literature and film, and especially for writers, filmmakers, and videogame designers, points at new ways of navigating, exploring, and creating entrancing fictional universes. This book’s promise is to make ...


Teaching Students to Write Fictional Narratives (Dynamics of Writing Instruction)
Peter Smagorinsky, Larry R. Johannessen, ...

Heinemann, 2012

" These books will support teachers in their understanding of designing process-based instruction and give them both useful lesson plans and a process for designing instruction on their own that follows the design principles ." - Peter Smagorinsky , Larry Johannessen , Elizabeth Kahn , and Thomas McCann The Dynamics of Writing Instruction series helps middle and high school teachers teach writing using a structured process ...


Fictional Minds (Frontiers of Narrative)
Alan Palmer

University of Nebraska Press, 2008

Fictional Minds suggests that readers understand novels primarily by following the functioning of the minds of characters in the novel storyworlds. Despite the importance of this aspect of the reading process, traditional narrative theory does not include a complete and coherent theory of fictional minds.   Readers create a continuing consciousness out of scattered references to a particular character and read this consciousness as an ...


Half-Real: Video Games between Real Rules and Fictional Worlds
Jesper Juul

The MIT Press, 2011

A video game is half-real: we play by real rules while imagining a fictional world. We win or lose the game in the real world, but we slay a dragon (for example) only in the world of the game. In this thought-provoking study, Jesper Juul examines the constantly evolving tension between rules and fiction in video games. Discussing games from Pong to The Legend of Zelda, from chess to Grand Theft Auto, he shows how video games are both a departure ...


The Fictional Christopher Nolan
Todd McGowan

University of Texas Press, 2013

From Memento and Insomnia to the Batman films, The Prestige , and Inception , lies play a central role in every Christopher Nolan film. Characters in the films constantly find themselves deceived by others and are often caught up in a vast web of deceit that transcends any individual lies. The formal structure of a typical Nolan film deceives spectators about the events that occur and the motivations of the characters. While Nolan's films ...


How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe: A Novel (Vintage Contemporaries)
Charles Yu

Vintage, 2011

From a 5 Under 35 winner, comes a razor-sharp, hilarious, and touching story of a son searching for his father . . . through quantum space-time.   Every day in Minor Universe 31 people get into time machines and try to change the past. That's where Charles Yu, time travel technician, steps in. He helps save people from themselves. Literally. When he's not taking client calls, Yu visits his mother and searches for his father, who invented time ...


Fictional Worlds
Thomas G. Pavel

Harvard University Press, 1989

Creators of fiction demand that we venture into alien spaces, into the worlds of Antigone, Don Quixote, Faust, Sherlock Holmes. Created worlds may resemble the actual world, but they can just as easily be deemed incomplete, precarious, or irrelevant. Why, then, does fiction continue to pull us in and, more interesting perhaps, how? In this beautiful book Pavel provides a poetics of the imaginary worlds of fiction, their properties and their ...


The Beauty of the Husband: A Fictional Essay in 29 Tangos
Anne Carson

Vintage, 2002

The Beauty Of The Husband is an essay on Keats’s idea that beauty is truth, and is also the story of a marriage. It is told in 29 tangos. A tango (like a marriage) is something you have to dance to the end. This clear-eyed, brutal, moving, darkly funny book tells a single story in an immediate, accessible voice–29 “tangos” of narrative verse that take us vividly through erotic, painful, and heartbreaking scenes from a long-time ...


Six Walks in the Fictional Woods
Umberto Eco

Harvard University Press, 1998

In this exhilarating book, we accompany Umberto Eco as he explores the intricacies of fictional form and method. Using examples ranging from fairy tales and Flaubert, Poe and Mickey Spillane, Eco draws us in by means of a novelist's techniques, making us his collaborators in the creation of his text and in the investigation of some of fiction's most basic mechanisms.


Lexi's Pathetic Fictional Love Life

Little Box Press LLC, 2014

Lexi Middleton has been socially invisible to her classmates, but starting her junior year, that’s going to change. First, she’s determined to hook a boyfriend, ensuring dates with flowers and possible kisses on the doorstep. Second, she wants to be a writer for the school paper, even though it freaks her out to think of everyone judging her by her punctuation and metaphors. High school is difficult enough—keeping up her grades, dealing ...


The Fictional 100: Ranking the Most Influential Characters in World Literature and Legend
Ph.D Lucy Pollard-Gott

iUniverse, 2010

Some of the most influential and interesting people in the world are fictional. Sherlock Holmes, Huck Finn, Pinocchio, Anna Karenina, Genji, and Superman, to name a few, may not have walked the Earth (or flown, in Superman's case), but they certainly stride through our lives. They influence us personally: as childhood friends, catalysts to our dreams, or even fantasy lovers. Peruvian author and presidential candidate Mario Vargas Llosa, for one, ...


Fictional Truth (Parallax: Re-visions of Culture and Society)
Michael Riffaterre

Johns Hopkins University Press, 1990

"It almost goes without saying that a new book by Michael Riffaterre is an important book . . . and Fictional Truth does not disappoint . . . Essential reading for everyone interested in the way narrative works."-Modern Fiction Studies. "There is no doubt that this book is indispensable not only for critics and students of the novel but for anyone who has considered the paradox of fictional truth.'"-Queen's Quarterly.


Create A Character Clinic: A Step-By Step Course in Creating Deeper, Better Fictional People

Holly Lisle, 2013

QUICK COURSE DESCRIPTION: How to create fresh, interesting characters in about 15 minutes, how to write them so they live on the page, and how develop them over time for your story OR series. Your purchase includes your link to: the downloadable, printable course worksheets, printable diagrams, worksheet demos, and Shadow Room writing exercise MP3 ... included at no extra charge. YOU CAN CREATE and write characters ...


Fictional Hipstamatic: Volume 1: Musings on the Dark Side
Terrence Scott

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2011

This started out as an experiment. Well, that and an outlet: a way to relieve boredom. It’s a combination of pictures I’ve taken and weird thoughts that I’ve had. But it’s more than that. Mainly it’s a result of me freaking out over sliding into middle age. Okay, that could use some explanation. I promised myself I wouldn’t be “that guy”, you know, the one that gets all weird when they hit 40. But I did. As a result I started ...


Junia: The Fictional Life and Death of an Early Christian

Scepter Pubs, 2002

Gripping new novel depicts the joys, agonies, splendors, and deadly risks of life in the early Church The daughter of a Roman senator, Junia had money, worldly comforts, and a seemingly limitless future. But then, Junia’s new friend Marcia impresses her with her kindness and inner beauty. When Marcia is killed for her Christian faith, Junia becomes fascinated with the religion that brought such loveliness to her friend’s soul. Junia brings ...


The Fictional Republic: Horatio Alger and American Political Discourse
Carol Nackenoff

Oxford University Press, 1994

Investigating the persistence and place of the formulas of Horatio Alger in American politics, The Fictional Republic reassesses the Alger story in its Gilded Age context. Carol Nackenoff argues that Alger was a keen observer of the dislocations and economic pitfalls of the rapidly industrializing nation, and devised a set of symbols that addressed anxieties about power and identity. As classes were increasingly divided by wealth, life ...


Complete Fictional Works of Henry Fielding (Illustrated)

Delphi Classics, 2013

This comprehensive eBook presents the complete fictional works of Henry Fielding, with numerous illustrations, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Fielding's life and works * Concise introductions to the novels and other texts * ALL the novels, with individual contents tables * Images of how the books were first printed, giving your eReader a taste of the ...


The Retreat - A Semi-Fictional Memoir Exploring Common Problems in Meditation and Contemporary Spirituality
Duncan Barford

Heptarchia, 2011

From pain and irritation to bizarre insights and transcendent bliss. This book offers unique advice on how to tackle meditation retreats - and how to practise well in spite of them. A frank, quirky and humorous memoir, its contents will speak to first-time retreatants as well as seasoned retreat veterans.


Fictional Realities / Real Fictions. Contemporary Theatre in Search of a New Mimetic Paradigm
Mateusz Borowski and Malgorzata Sugiera

Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2007

The collection of essays Fictional Realities / Real Fictions. Contemporary Theatre in Search of a New Mimetic Paradigm tackles the problem of fictionality and reality in contemporary theatre practice and playwriting. It approaches this hotly debated issue in a larger context of the theories of theatrical and dramatic mimesis. The volume provides an answer to the most recent developments in performative arts, such as the widespread use of new ...


How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe A Novel by Yu, Charles [Pantheon,2010] [Hardcover]

Pantheon,2010, 0010

How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe A Novel. Pantheon, 2010.



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