fictionalization fictionalization

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a literary work based partly or wholly on fact but written as if it were fiction
  2. (n) writing in a fictional form

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. A shattering fictionalization of the futile 1831 Negro slave revolt in Virginia, based on the confession of the man who led it.
  2. An arresting fictionalization, lightly laced with sex, of one of history's most famous trials.
  3. One cannot help wondering why he did not mention the four most widely known examples of apologetically inspired fictionalization: the canonical Gospels.

News

  • Iraq War veteran coordinating The Big Read in Elgin

    ELGIN — As a U.S. Army staff specialist during in Iraq, Hector Ocampo carried photos of his parents and siblings with him, kept in a plastic Baggie tucked into his Kevlar helmet. In “The Things They Carried” by Tim O’Brien, the author uses his personal experience as a U.S. soldier in Vietnam and the stories of his comrades there — and a heavy dose of fictionalization — to illustrate those things ...
    on August 6, 2013     Source: The Courier News

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