mythologizer


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my·thol·o·gize

 (mĭ-thŏl′ə-jīz′)
v. my·thol·o·gized, my·thol·o·giz·ing, my·thol·o·giz·es
v.tr.
To convert into myth; mythicize.
v.intr.
1. To construct or relate a myth.
2. To interpret or write about myths or mythology.

my·thol′o·giz′er n.
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* Hemingway was a shameless mythologizer of locale.
They disturb life in unnecessary ways, and so it becomes necessary to break them up and perhaps change their force." Coover goes on to suggest that it "is the role of the author, the fiction maker, the mythologizer, to be the creative spark in this process of renewal: he's the one who tears apart the old story, speaks the unspeakable, makes the ground shake, then shuffles the bits back together into a new story.
In light of He's analysis, Murakami might be better understood as a mythologizer than a historian, someone who "[tends] to portray history as a one-dimensional picture, imposing a subjectively predetermined, often simplistic theme on the otherwise complex and multifaceted historical process" (65).
remains the subject of the Kenya government's fantasies of subversion: the mythologizer mythologised ..."(259).
(21.86-91) He is a bogus mythologizer to the end, capturing his life in heroic antiquarian terms, conceding mortality more out of surprise than humility, and purporting to determine (as only God can) the moment of mortal death.
Here, she is seen as the glowering, consummately self-absorbed opportunist who succeeded in becoming Wagner's first mythologizer. She, Koehler maintains, is responsible for Wagner's conversion to Christianity, she is the truly evil anti-Semite far more so than Wagner.
Yeats was a mythologizer and Foster is a demythologizer, but otherwise the encounter between them in this book proves remarkably productive.
No longer considered a mere writer of didactic fiction, [Alger] became, according to the New York Times, a mythologizer who created "successful protagonists, ambitious boys who, through one variation or another of an ever-efficient formula, found their way up the ladder of achievement." The phrase "Horatio Alger hero" obtained popular currency in the language during the 1920s - its first appearance in print may have occurred as late as 1926, even as more libraries were removing Alger's books from their shelves.
Kennedy's urge not to play by the rules; in the case of Reagan, he builds his portrait around his subject's skills as a performer and mythologizer. Reagan's ability to seize on stories that illustrate his world view and then to believe them with all his heart whether or not they're actually true is the quality around which everything else about him revolves.
Again, Tolkien comes to mind as a mythologizer in the Chestertonian vein, since the danger of hubris and the tempering of pride are persistent themes in the Silmarillion and The Lord of the Rings.
The subsequent centuries and mythologizers brought us goblins, brownies, sprites, fauns, satyrs, leprechauns, duses, and all manner of little mischief makers.