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lie

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any fictitious idea accepted as part of an ideology by an uncritical group; a received idea

a narrative not based on fact

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a literary work based on the imagination and not necessarily on fact

a deliberately false or improbable account

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Ilan's Stavans's Oxford Book of Jewish Stories (16) is notable for its scope--providing a diverse body of short fiction from North American, Israeli, and European Jewish writers from the nineteenth century to the present--but especially, in light of this present study, for the inclusion of the most contemporary group of American Jewish fictionists.
There is nothing wrong with entertainment and escape, obviously, but as fictionists (not fantasists or fabulists) we should also be trying to say something real about the world we imagine.
The impetus, he argues, was the naturalization of both discourses in the "anthropological turn" (113) of the eighteenth century, an occurrence which also led utopian fictionists to supplant the separation `in space' between the real and the ideal by one `in time,' mostly in the direction of the future.
KULAR AF DEGI, LITERALLY "Cooling of Day" but loosely "Evening Breeze," is the third novel by Kristin Marja Baldursdottir, who is making a name for herself as one of a new generation of urban fictionists in Iceland.
novelists than could be formed by any three elected from the male fictionists," the article asserted that an identical claim could be made in the case of the Philippine writers, Paz Marquez Benitez, Loreto Paras Sulit, and Paz Latoren a compared with the prominent male writers of the day.
Ironically, Weinberger regards the wholesale reductive-ness of "witness poetry" as another sort of narcissism than what the flamboyant fictionists under discussion stand accused of - in Weinberger's phrase, "factual narcissism.
It is 58 years since Nathaniel Hawthorne, the greatest of American fictionists, passed away.
Talented fictionists such as Philip Roth, Tova Reich, and Anne Roiphe have recently written novels set largely, if not wholly, in an Israeli landscape; and while one would search in vain for a story set in Israel in Howe's 1977 anthology, one can find three such stories in the most recent collection of American Jewish literature, Writing Our Way Home: Contemporary Stories by American Jewish Writers (1992).
Given how much we watch and what watching means, it's inevitable - but toxic - for those of us fictionists or Joe Briefcases who wish to be voyeurs to get the idea that these persons behind the glass, persons who are often the most colorful, attractive, animated, alive people in our daily experience, are also people who are oblivious to the fact that they are watched.
James's special relationship with Bourget encapsulates the American writer's relation with other continental fictionists.
Representative fictionists on the popular level were <IR> EDNA FERBER </IR> ( <IR> SO BIG </IR> , 1924); <IR> FLOYD DELL </IR> ( <IR> MOON-CALF </IR> , 1920); <IR> LOUIS BROMFIELD </IR> ( <IR> THE GREEN BAY TREE </IR> , 1924); <IR> GERTRUDE ATHERTON </IR> (Black Oxen, 1923); <IR> PERCY MARKS </IR> ( <IR> THE PLASTIC AGE </IR> , 1924); and <IR> JOHN ERSKINE </IR> (The Private Life of Helen of Troy, 1925).
This led him to shed light on a number of modern-day Urdu fictionists whose works needed special attention and acknowledgment.
The very best of fictionists can take the most ordinary of events and turn them into memorable, meaningful passages.
A groundbreaking book that features new, original narratives written in eight languages by poets, fictionists, journalists, academicians, and an erotic artist accompanied with images by veteran photographer Jose Enrique Soriano.
Such unease in Southern fictionists of the next generation at being compared with Faulkner seems to exemplify what Harold Bloom defined as "the anxiety of influence.