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  • adj. Being or resembling a fable.

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Examples

  • This whole sequence has a weird kind of fabulistic dream-logic or non-logic to it...

    Archive 2007-01-01

  • In this regard, it falls within the realist camp of Symbolism, as opposed to the fabulistic strain represented by the plays of Maurice Maeterlinck.

    Incarnating the World Within

  • I'm hoping this Dancing-with-the-Scars dark fairy tale--for it feels like Aronofsky has gone back to the fabulistic Germanic roots of the original Swan Lake narrative--does not really mean the only fix for good girls is just a dose of self-stimulation with a bit of Sappho and the boss on the side which rebounds on us anyway, in the end.

    Patricia Zohn: CultureZohn: Black Swan , Or Letting Your Inner Bad Girl Out

  • I'm hoping this Dancing-with-the-Scars dark fairy tale -- for it feels like Aronofsky has gone back to the fabulistic Germanic roots of the original Swan Lake narrative -- does not really mean the only fix for good girls is just a dose of self-stimulation with a bit of Sappho and the boss on the side which rebounds on us anyway, in the end.

    Patricia Zohn: CultureZohn: Black Swan, Or Letting Your Inner Bad Girl Out

  • His fabulistic style led people to review his work as science fiction.

    Suvudu - Science Fiction and Fantasy Books, Movies, and Games: June 2009 Archives

  • I'd recommend something like Kit Whitfield's In Great Waters, which is an alternate history with un-romanticised, animalistic merfolk; or Rana Dasgupta's Tokyo Cancelled, a fabulistic story-suite more in the Carroll tradition; or Ian R MacLeod's The Light Ages, another alternate history, in which a magical substance is discovered that powers the industrial revolution.

    Recommend a fantasy novel to someone who doesn't like fantasy.

  • It's still mistaken, as until we invaded Iraq there was no connection between that country and 9-11 - but at least it's not quite as fabulistic and disingenuous as the freedom of speech formulation.

    Jeff Dorchen: The Meandering Path to Joe's Rainbow

  • Even if a novel is fabulistic it should stay true to its own universe.

    IN WHICH HEROES STUMBLE

  • Life on the Mississippi, his strange, fabulistic “travel” masterpiece of 1883, began as a series of essay-reminiscences in the magazine, encouraged and edited by this newfound friend.

    Mark Twain

  • One of the things I thought about that novel — and how far I achieved it is open to question — it was a novel about metamorphosis, which should itself constantly metamorphose, so that, as the book proceeds, it is sometimes naturalistic, sometimes fabulistic, sometimes hallucinatory.

    Keeping Up with Salman Rushdie

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