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tr.v. fic·tion·al·ized, fic·tion·al·iz·ing, fic·tion·al·iz·es
To treat as or make into fiction: "has fictionalized his people and their town, but we know they are real" (Harper's).

fic′tion·al·i·za′tion (-lĭ-zā′shən) n.
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Noun1.fictionalization - a literary work based partly or wholly on fact but written as if it were fiction
literary composition, literary work - imaginative or creative writing
2.fictionalization - writing in a fictional form
authorship, penning, writing, composition - the act of creating written works; "writing was a form of therapy for him"; "it was a matter of disputed authorship"
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Such conversations lead the three to come to terms with the trauma they face and the despair that surrounds them in a novel that offers the reader a true-seeming fictionalization of the disaster that decimated Haiti's capital.
Eby analyzes Theodore Dreiser's 1915 novel The "Genius," a fictionalization of his marriage to Sara White Dreiser that famously rejected the institution, in relation to a 1911 version titled The Genius.
Hayden White observed that the fictionalization of the homo ferus became instrumental for Renaissance intellectuals who, after Montaigne, asked their readers to "identify the artificiality in themselves, to recognize the extent to which their superficial civilization masks a deeper 'barbarism.
Cattle Kate offers a fictionalization of a dark story in the history of the American West as it follows the history of one Cattle Kate, the only woman ever lynched as a cattle rustler.
Central to the genre of testimonial literature is that the individual's story is mediated by an interlocutor; for these authors, it seems that the fictionalization of experience performs a corresponding function.
All in all, one had the impression that the curator's main interest was a nostalgia trip and that this endeavor was less addressed to the present or future than to a fictionalization of the past.
In Carter's fictionalization of the event, Margo finds herself drawn into a "bizarre concatenation of circumstances" that anoint her liaison between Khrushchev and Kennedy.
The vaguely geographical title Altiplano is a general term describing a type of Andean space rather than the name of a specific village; the film is meant to be a reflection on the impacts of colonialist resource extraction on indigenous Andean peoples broadly construed, rather than a fictionalization of what occurred in Choropampa specifically.
At least, it would have been important to incorporate in more detail the studies by Stefan Leder on the development of the khabar--style in Arabic prose (Leder is merely listed in the bibliography) and by Sebastian Gunther on fictionalization in hadith (missing), both of which take a different approach.
37) Given the inherent uncertainty of others' identities it is hardly surprising that Ruttle should seek to possess Charlotte through fictionalization, that activity whereby '[w]e localize in the body of another all the potentialities of that other life, until it becomes dearer to us than our own'.
aid=/20031107/reviews/311070301/1023) Roger Ebert told a story of his own experience in a rumination on the 2003 movie, "Elephant," by Gus Van Sant, a fictionalization of a Columbine-like high school shooting.
Martha Bowden offsets biographical knowledge of Hester Thrale against the fictionalization by Beryl Bainbridge in her 2001 novel, According to Queeney.