intr.v. fab·u·lat·ed, fab·u·lat·ing, fab·u·lates
To engage in the composition of fables or stories, especially those featuring a strong element of fantasy: "a land which ... had given itself up to dreaming, to fabulating, to tale-telling" (Lawrence Durrell).

[Latin fābulārī, fābulāt-, to talk, from fābula, tale, talk; see fable.]

fab′u·la′tion n.
fab′u·la′tor n.


(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) a person who fabulates, a story-teller
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In order to refer to such disparate practitioners of fabulation as Lawrence Durrell, Kurt Vonnegut, Iris Murdoch, John Barth, William Golding, Anthony Burgess, Thomas Pynchon and Jorge Luis Borges, among others, Scholes revived the old term fabulator.
Yet he appears as much influenced by Kabbo (whose name incidentally means 'Dream') as by Aesop the fabulator of old.
Perhaps it's this puritanical streak that accounts for our mistrust of this arch fabulator.
The ape is a fabulator of his material existence and is a storyteller, like those in Walter Benjamin's essay "The Storyteller.
He's one of the most unreliable commentators I've ever encountered, I think, somebody who would make an interesting case using psychological, no, psychiatric criticism because he fits even more than William Henry Ireland into the psychiatric definition of a fabulator or a fantasist.
Rows and rows of cages holding the people who have, as you put it, "come to you" in the course of your career as a liar and fabulator (COETZEE, 2006, p.
Lecoy, in the appendix of proper names to his edition, suggests only that the reference is to the 'nom d'un conteur (gallois) invoque par Thomas comme autorite, tres probablement le famosus ille fabulator Bledhericus de Giraut de Barri' (p.
The precipices, avalanches, and abysses work on him, as if preparing this fabulator for terrors beyond the grave, precursors to those experienced by the protagonists in The Hunchback of Notre Dame, The Toilers of the Sea, and Les Miserables--to mention but a few of Hugo's mythical wonders.
2-5); and d) why the poet Eumolpus, a metaliterary figure in a certain sense reflecting the author, is more successful as storyteller in prose, fabulator, than as poeta (as was shown by R.
That doesn't come from some man-bashing fabulator squirreled away in a women's studies department.
His praise of clarity and intelligibility, as opposed to the "outrageous" vanity of the unqualified eastern fabulator, amounts to an emphasis on an aristocratic ease of access in which a reader can vicariously participate.
Collectively, they fail to notice that, if he is, he is now less so than he was; those who think he isn't have instantly deprived American literature of its premier fabulator and, by this (largely ethical) criterion, virtually of any postmodernism at all.