- 1Literature in the form of prose, especially short stories and novels, that describes imaginary events and people.More example sentences
- The prize is popularly seen as an award for a new novelists of adult literary fiction, but this is not the case.
- He began his writing career with genre fiction, from historical novels to vampire horror sagas.
- In France Zola was the dominant practitioner of naturalism in prose fiction and the chief exponent of its doctrines.
- 1.1Invention or fabrication as opposed to fact: he dismissed the allegation as absolute fictionMore example sentences
- We refuse to contemplate that maybe, just maybe their disdain for us is grounded in more fact than fiction.
- We'll separate fact from film fiction about one of history's greatest warriors.
- The museum always foregrounds the unresolvable dichotomy between fact and fiction.
- 1.2 [in singular] A belief or statement that is false, but that is often held to be true because it is expedient to do so: the notion of that country being a democracy is a polite fictionMore example sentences
- He thinks he can rebuild the polite fictions of September 10.
- That is his function - to take the polite fictions and drag them back to the real world.
- So all of the conventions created in the wake of the Second World War - the Geneva Conventions, the very concept of war crimes - these are all just polite fictions to be crumpled?
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- Trevor is the best short fictionist in England, and I would make a similar claim for John Updike in this country.
- Playwrights since Pirandello, fictionists since Proust, have been pondering this question, lightly or ponderously.
- He was the editor who discovered or championed many of the world's most important fictionists and poets of the second half of the 20th century.