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fiction:

see novelnovel,
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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Fictionists share this difficulty with their nonfictionist brethren.
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Cronin and Ben Siegel focus on the significance of Bellow's novels as a key to his life: "He is a strongly autobiographical fictionist whose probings of the self help explain his strong reliance on monologue.
Beginning from the Xth century the maqam means a story with such a fictionist, and in a larger sense the concept stands for any picaresque novel.
2) The "truth" being hidden, only the fictionist can produce a version of it, exposing in the process those private and communal fictions that wear for us, characters in the social drama, the appearance of truth.
The French essayist and fictionist Paul Bourget elaborated such thinking in his novel The Disciple (1889) which ridiculed the extreme positivism of one arrogant character, who updated Pierre LaPlace's famous determinist hypothesis of 1814 in speculating "if we could know correctly the relative position of all the phenomena which constitute the actual universe, we could, from the present, calculate with certainty equal to that of the astronomers the day, the hour and the minute when England will evacuate India .
The basic terms of Melville's conception of the problem are prefigured in his first appearance as fictionist, in the preface to Typee.
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While only DeLillo qualifies as a "postmodern" fictionist, the other writers discussed in some detail also undercut certain narrative conventions (both modernist and realist), so that their use of "visionary moments" does not simply reinforce the Romantic-modernist tradition of the literary epiphany (from Wordsworth through Browning and Hopkins to Joyce, Woolf, and Faulkner [2002, 35]).
But then you can't help feeling bad for DHL, the coal-miner's son, the innovative fictionist, filtered through the kidneys of a rich dilettante.
Anshel Wasserman, the hero of the total story, just as Momik is the focus of consciousness, is a supreme fictionist as well as the object of torture.