Word of the Day Archive
Sunday August 26, 2012
1. A liar.
2. A person who invents or relates fables.
But at the same time, for fear of disruption and uncertainty, we attempt to relegate the maker's role to that of fabulist, equating fiction with lies and opposing art to political reality...
-- Alberto Manguel, The Voice of Cassandra
Nothing is off limits to this free-range fabulist. He can fold a dusty Persian carpet into the contours of the world itself and wring delight from every lustrous thread.
-- Clive Barker, The Essential Clive Barker
Fabulist is derived from the Middle French word fabuliste which referred to someone who told fables.