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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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.
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.
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.
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.
In the last astonishing pages of The Chaneysville Incident, the historian becomes a teller of stories, a fabulator, a griot almost, who accounts for, as a traditional historian cannot, what has gone unrecorded.
Why not see this annoying fabulator as just another species of artworld loser, expressively venting his hard feelings in so-called art while slipping us a few of his favorite pornographic postcards as well?
Marked by the refusal to let death silence him, the fabulous fabulator of truths, the conscience of our fractious, fractured times, Labou Tansi speaks through a familiar narrative voice in Le commencement, one that addresses the reader in the first-person plural as the vox populi of the vast regions of the Labou Tansi landscape.
For example, Robert Scholes identified black humor with the recurrent intellectual reaction of artists to the limitations of realism, defining its writers as master fabulators in the tradition of the Romance and its baroque configurations, writers who are all absorbed by the possibilities of playful and artful construction (35-46).
Fabulators liberate the plot from its mimetic function postulated by Aristotle and rediscover its significance as a necessary element of the literary artifice.