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Münchäusen

Baron traveler grossly embellishes his experiences. [Ger. Lit.: Harvey, 565]
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The Munchausen syndrome: Baron von Munchhausen has taken a bum rap.
18) What the Baron von Munchhausen once did--to pull himself up by his own hair out of a swamp--now appears to be impossible.
She was diagnosed with Munchhausen by proxye, where the sufferer harms someone else to gain attention.
Prof Meadow said Allitt was suffering from the condition Munchhausen Syndrome By Proxy.
From Melies's Les Hallucinations du Baron de Munchhausen (1911) to Marcel L'Herbier's La Nuit fantastique (1942), the dream remains the epitome of the fantastic in film.
Contrariwise, in 1929, Baron Borries von Munchhausen, Germany's most popular poet and specialist in ballads (and yes, of the same clan as the Great Liar), though variously appreciative of Rilke, berated him for his rather close imitation of late Holderlin, for his "substantivitis, a festering of the living verb into the desiccated noun," and for the Elegies being, as Rilke himself states at their outset, a self-portrait, far removed from the concerns of the common man.
We did a film on Baron Munchhausen, which was not finished until years later when George went to England.
Kontio's outrageous narrator is more of a Baron Munchhausen than a Henry Miller, and his sulphurously explicit self-assessments both extend and parody the Finnish ethos of authenticity.
Six years later, with wartime privations already evident to ordinary Germans, Ufa released Munchhausen, a lavish, ideologically empty adaptation of a collection of well-known fabulous tales about a German nobleman.