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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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And of course he has every right to do this, he a fictioneer.
I'm not a fictioneer and won't pretend to insights about his dense, rich fictions, but they contain the same prankish wit and sensuous, rejuvenating prose I find such a tonic in his essays.
And even though Bioy Casares dedicated The Invention of Morel to Borges, one needs to acknowledge with a certain amount of unmitigated respect that Bioy Casares is truly a masterful fictioneer and The Invention of Morel a bit of masterful fiction.
I realize that the cave into which I've crawled brands me a Stone Age fictioneer, but mark my words: years hence we could be looking at a diminution--although no instrument could measure it, and hence we'd not believe it--of the power to hold something in mind unrealized--a cosmic consequence less overt yet more dire still than carpal tunnel.
I realize that the cave into which I've crawled brands me a Stone Age fictioneer, but mark my words: years hence we could be looking at a diminution - although no instrument could measure it, and hence we'd not believe it - of the power to hold something in mind unrealized - a cosmic consequence less overt yet more dire still than carpal tunnel.
Williams, fictioneer, Marxist, Cultural delineator.