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  • n. A form of magic realism in which fantastical elements are placed into an everyday setting.


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  • Even aside from the fact that the use of it as a conceit in magic realism and fabulism is purposefully aimed at a figurative representation of what is marvellous in actuality, in reality, Bukiet’s complaint has little to do with what I’d term alethic quirks and credibility warp.

    Bukiet on Brooklyn Books

  • Farther to the rear another fabulism crept from its hole, hoisting on its back a cruel-looking rider taking up his whip to crack.


  • And not just in an ironic way a la postmodernism but with the sincerity you find in magic realism and fabulism.

    Bukiet on Brooklyn Books

  • The collection itself was patchy, weakened by the kind of fabulism and look-at-me rhetorical gimmicks found in books by his coevals Jonathan Lethem and Jonathan Safran Foer.

    Life With and Without Tradition

  • I credit these books with helping me find many others I'd love, and with introducing me -- more or less -- to a certain modern brand of fabulism and magical realism I hadn't encountered in such a concentrated way before.

    MIND MELD: Books That Hold Special Places in Our Hearts and On Our Shelves

  • But the same can be said of Fantasy if we simply refuse to relabel the "literary" fantasies of VanderMeer, Ford, Link, Joyce, etc., as magical realism or fabulism or postmodernism or slipstream or whatever.

    Archive 2008-01-01

  • Are you saying that you have to acknowledge her influence on American fabulism because she was so well-received over here?

    Got a Question? I’ve Got an Answer (maybe)

  • September 25, 2009 at 9:44 am 1. Can you imagine an article that deals accurately or effectively with 20th century American fabulism without touching on Angela Carter at all?

    Got a Question? I’ve Got an Answer (maybe)

  • Students will find more programs and faculty that are accepting of what might generally be thought of as literary fabulism than they will find programs and faculty that are accepting of hard science fiction and epic fantasy.

    What College Creative Writing Programs Are Sympathetic to Non-Realist Fiction?

  • The same goes for Mike Huckabee and his Bible fabulism.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Voting, Religion, and Public Officials:


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