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  • n. Conversion into a myth.

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Examples

  • This is the first step in the mythification process, and in this article we aim to restore some sense of history -- of purpose -- to what it means to be 'David Foster Wallace' by discussing Newton's piece, a piece that not only takes advantage of history evacuation but actively advances it.

    Omer Rosen: Footnoting David Foster Wallace: Part 1

  • In the sequel, we will explore the second step of the mythification process -- the appropriation made possible once history is erased -- as it reaches its terminal point in the above-named multi-media.

    Omer Rosen: Footnoting David Foster Wallace: Part 1

  • So, the means they use to win, disinformation, mystification, mythification, reification, leave the public unable to understand how different policy positions will affect their personal lives.

    Wingnuts Have New Theory On Who's Behind Foleygate: The Clintons

  • On a more pretentious level, you could say that this song along with Ricky Nelson's earlier "Teenage Idol" -- a hit that Ricky personally hated to sing marked the beginning of rock's self-mythification.

    Archive 2006-05-21

  • He claims to be somewhat younger, but Franco revels in self-mythification and knows full well that most of his claims are preposterous.

    Archive 2006-05-07

  • Extra info: Food, Telephones, Party Hire, Parking, Air Conditioning, Pub The final hours of creative artists are a potent source of mythification and the last day of Richard Wagner's life is no exception.

    Evening Standard - Home

  • In his central story - the torture and lynching of Sam Hose in Newnan, Ga., in 1899 for the murder of his employer, Alfred Cranford - Arnold shows how the mythification process works.

    CITIZEN-TIMES.com - News

  • One of the riffs he developed was a comic mythification of their proximity in Missouri at the Civil War’s outset; he noted the contours of it in his journal: I did not know that this was the future General Grant, or I would have turned & attacked him.

    Mark Twain

  • They think that the process of "mythification '' was produced and reinforced by different sectors: the news media, the two dominant political parties and some Latino leaders.

    HispanicTrending

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