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fiction:

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in modern literary usage, a sustained work of prose fiction a volume or more in length. It is distinguished from the short story and the fictional sketch, which are necessarily brief.
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brief prose fiction. The term covers a wide variety of narratives—from stories in which the main focus is on the course of events to studies of character, from the "short short" story to extended and complex narratives such as Thomas Mann's Death in Venice.
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fiction

1. literary works invented by the imagination, such as novels or short stories
2. Law something assumed to be true for the sake of convenience, though probably false
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This volume explores how the September 11th attacks of 2001 have been fictionally constructed in selected Anglophone literary narratives.
15) There were plenty of Victorian writers who questioned (even more profoundly than Dickens) the ethical efficacy of fictionally generated sympathy-Harrison notes that William Makepeace Thackeray and Anthony Trollope were among the most vocal skeptics.
One of the contentions advanced by Nick Visser about Serote's novel is that, as Serote was writing To Every Birth Its Blood he was overwhelmed by the events of the Soweto Uprising of 1976 and abandoned the initial novel to fictionally accommodate these events.
A person with sufficient patience to endure the games he plays with the conventions of detective fiction (not only the narrator and the fictionally fictional detective, but a prose style heavily laden with allusions to popular culture and a silly subplot about terrorists hoping to steal microscopic black holes [never yet observed in real life] from the Large Hadron Collider) can see that Gillespie really does believe that he has formulated a way to answer many of the biggest questions that have arisen in physics and cosmology since about 1900, and some that date back earlier.
These groupings--namely, the imperialist colonials, the imperial-minded Afrikaners, the nationalist Afrikaners and, peripherally, the Jews, Indians and the black community--are fictionally represented by characters who are readily recognizable as stock dorp types.
It fictionally explored how Football League founder William McGregor, disguised as Father Christmas, took on the evil Blue Witch in the Magic Cup Final showdown in Dreamland.
Pasolini's real, on the other hand, is real insofar as it remains unintegrated and unarticulated fictionally.
The fictionally named Waratah Catholic Primary School (WCP) is a non-government catholic school, located in a conservative, affluent, mainly white anglo-celtic community in inner eastern Melbourne.
The Stranger's Child is thus the work of a novelist with more than twenty years of experience in fictionally constructing architectural spaces and reflecting on their narrative functions.
Mattie's father, on the other hand, embodies Berry's vision of conservatism, like the Amish farmer or Remembering but in a more fictionally coherent fashion.
Artfully historical, fictionally sociological, mysteriously haunting, Lyonel Trouillot's poet(h)ical circumscription of a realistic utopia leaves open the window to la belle amour humaine.
The realization that one had accepted infanticide, even if only fictionally and temporarily, should be a galvanizing experience for her reader.