fabulist fabulist

Definition(s):

  • (n) a person who tells or invents fables

Usage(s):

  • To a substantial battalion of devotees, Clive Staples Lewis -- the Christian apologist, children's fabulist and Oxbridge don who died in 1963 -- was a contemporary saint.

News

  • Edelstein: Saoirse Ronan Makes a Perfect Bloodsucker in Byzantium

    Enthusiastically recommended: Almost two decades after his uneven Interview With the Vampire, the Irish-born fabulist Neil Jordan returns to the realm of bloodsuckers with Byzantium. The movie is gorgeous, mesmerizing, poetic; the lyricism actually heightened by harsh jets of gore. Saoirse Ronan is Eleanor, a young-looking but very old nomadic ... More »        
    on June 28, 2013     Source: Vulture

Quotes

  1. "I'ma fabulist by trade," writes Maupin in the voice of Gabriel in the book. "I've spent years looting my life for fiction. Like a magpie, I save the shiny stuff and discard the rest; it's of no use to me if it doesn't serve the geometry of...
    on Aug 4, 2006 By: Armistead Maupin Source: Sovo.com

  2. "I don't set out to be a fabulist, but I also don't set out to write naturalism or imitate reality on a one-to-one ratio," says Ruhl. "When photography was first introduced, Picasso was asked why he didn't create more realistic art, and he...
    on Oct 10, 2009 By: Sarah Ruhl Source: Boston Globe

  3. "He is a card-carrying fabulist," Wexler said. "Solomon has told so many versions of the same happening that it's unreal."
    on Jun 26, 2008 By: Jerry Wexler Source: Independent

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