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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) to invent (fables or stories)
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Lessing in order to de-historicize the past of Anna has fabulated here motional experiences in the form of short stories and short novels particularly in the Yellow Notebook of Free Women 4.
Although each of the five movements is set in actual places (Khuldahad and the Valley of Saints, the Ajanta and Ellora caves, Villa Schonberg and the Rietberg Museum in Zurich), the boundaries between real and imagined spaces, interior and exterior (or fabricated and fabulated) landscapes--in brief, between topos and logos--are often blurred, if not erased, and their correspondences and liminal ambiguities are consistently cross-referenced throughout the book.
In the first publication of this journal in 1991, Toloyan stated that the journal would be "concerned with the way in which nations, real yet imagined communities are fabulated, (1) brought into being, made and unmade, in culture and politics, both on the land people call their own and in exile" (as cited in Cohen, 1997).
"Given the tenor of the condemnation," he whined, "you would think I had concocted an elaborate, fanciful universe filled with furnaces in which babies are burned to make iPhone components, or that I never went to China, never stood outside the gates of Foxconn, never pretended to be a businessman to get inside of factories, never spoke to any workers." "Given the tone," he goes on to say, "you would think I fabulated an elaborate hoax, filled with astonishing horrors that no one had ever seen before."
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Beware, they seem to say, in their cautious moments, the "and" in "Shakespeare and Ecology"--for by your performance of this conjunction you will have posited a world, fabricated and perhaps fabulated a referent that we name the "past." In this sense, poised as they are on a threshold, balancing the claims of discourse and world, of rhetoric and reference, of reading and writing, these essays enact our predicament--the predicament still, perhaps, of a certain early modern character who has to reckon with the ambiguous moral philosophical imperative cure afterthought: "Be Bold.
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In this regard, Ranciere's reading of Chris Marker's "essay films" in his 2001 book Film Fables appears valid for SteyerPs work as well: Whereas conventional documentary practice, "instead of treating the real as an effect to be produced, treats it as a fact to be understood," for both Marker and Steyerl these understandings are critically reversed.6 Far from being opposed to fiction, documentary is actually one mode of it, joining--both in continuity and conflict--the "real" (the indexical, contingent elements of recorded footage) and the "fabulated" (the constructed, the edited, the narrative) in cinema.
Although this is a practice that has been given undue prominence at the expense of other aspects of the work by some critics, it does lend support to the view that Curtis's images are best seen as reconstructions and even constructions and thus closer in spirit to the more fabulated aspects of the congress.
This essay also noted earlier the triumph of fantasy over mundane fact in one of Jonke's most recent works of fiction (if that's what it is), the fabulated and playful autobiography called Heaven Street--Earth Mound Square, or The System of Vienna.
Talking of the visage of his great-grandfather, its shattered gaze, and that's all I have, of whence I came, of where the blood came from that made my blood, and the tale's not even mine, I have it from a poet, the Russian-Jewish then Israeli Bialik, and from my father speaking of his father's father dying in his miserable tavern, in a fight, my father said, with berserk Cossacks, but my father fabulated, so I omit all that, and share the poet's forebears, because mine only wanted to forget their past of poverty and pogrom, so said nothing, or perhaps where someone came from, a lost name, otherwise nothing, leaving me less history than a dog.
Lessing has dealt with the concept of cultural essentialism in the case of Anna's relationship with Michael, fabulated with the names like Ella and Paul.