American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A composer of fables.
- n. A teller of tales; a liar.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An inventor or a writer of fables; a fabler; a maker of fictions.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One who invents or writes fables.
- n. a person who tells or invents fables
- French fabuliste, from Latin fābula, fable; see fable. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“But because its Aleksandar Hemon, the stories extend far beyond the immigrant experience; each one is punctuated with unexpected humor and spins out in fabulist, exhilarating directions, ultimately building to an insightful, often heartbreaking conclusion.”
“Fontaine will feel that Gay the fabulist is a writer whose work the world has let die very willingly indeed.”
“I tend to read very unusual fiction - horror, dark fantasy, slipstream and "fabulist" or "New Weird", and anything that touches on gender, race and sexual issues.”
“He is new to the mystery field, but he has published numerous stories he terms "fabulist" that range from speculative fiction to fantasy to quiet atmospheric horror.”
“It is not, to use a rather nebulous term, the "best" book about wine I've read -- that distinction rests with Neal Rosenthal's Reflections of a Wine Merchant -- but it reads like fabulous and fabulist fiction, and that's a real credit to the author, considering it's not fiction at all.”
“A shy manifesto, an impractical handbook, the true story of a fabulist, an entire life in parts and pieces, Manhood for Amateurs is the first sustained work of personal writing from Michael Chabon.”
“The Children's Hospital, a sprawling and impassioned morality tale in which a catastrophe of biblical scale wipes out nearly all life, human and otherwise, on Earth despite its weaknesses, The Children's Hospital establishes Chris Adrian as a remarkable American fabulist in the tradition of Melvin Jules Bukiet and Tony Kushner, writers who define and confront the terrifying moral choices of a new century.”
“With an eye ever open for the absurdity of her vocation, Mr. Gottlieb steers us through a thicket of fictions and half-truths about Sarah, many of them perpetrated by the "relentless fabulist" herself.”
“Herzog is at once a romantic and a sceptic, a fabulist and a harsh observer.”
“The operation of the book puts Moore squarely in the midst of place-obsessed, history-haunted writers such as the novelist and biographer Peter Ackroyd, the veteran fabulist Michael Moorcock, and the “psycho-geographer” Iain Sinclair: what might be defined as the contrary tendency in present-day English letters to the Amis/Hitchens/McEwan rationalist headlock.”
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