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- adj. Of, or pertaining to, fables.
- adj. In the form of a fable.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to or of the nature of fable; fabulous.
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All the charmed, fabular beasts caught as if under a spell.
In a bustling and minutely imagined fabular landscape, crammed with allegorical figures and places, Luka moves swiftly between the mythological and the contemporary; one minute he is meeting all manner of gods and goddesses, the other he's subject to the laws of the videogame, keeping a close eye on the number of "lives" he has left and trying to save his progress through various levels.
Spielberg is presumably attempting to infuse his film with a fairytale, fabular quality – but all he does is provide it with a directorial straitjacket, with the audience instructed through insistent camera angles, nagging music, and strategised lighting exactly what it's supposed to be feeling at any given moment.
Betty T, I know there are a few adult books about the truce, and some picture books that cast a fabular glow over the whole thing, but Murphy's book is really good.
Invention (the invention of a generation, of this generation) cannot maintain the purity of its fictional or fabular status. 27
If this means, as he explains, that the genealogical narrative he provides apparently has no referent, his identification of its fictional — indeed fabular — status does not lead him to abandon this narrative.
In its haunting voice and its inevitable movement, both fabular and precise, it is a nearly perfect work, still as singular and eerie today as when it was published, in 1980.
The fabular relations of the poets are so careful of decorum, that they never leave a Hercules destitute of necessaries; but those still spring, as out of some fountain, as well for him as for his companions.
But biographical assumptions such as this can occur only if we disregard that The Last Man, in its science, in its slippery time and place, in its complexities of male/female relationships, and its politics, is consciously premised on a fabular realm.
To interested readers of Stephen Crane's work, no impression of it could be further than the fabular repute we have mentioned from the facts of his productive career as a writer.
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