At moments his deliverances seemed to stir people of different minds to fury in two continents, so far as they were English-speaking, and on the coasts of the seven seas; and some of these came back at him with such violent personalities as it is his satisfaction to remember that he never indulged in his attacks upon their theories of criticism and fiction
He had been moody ever since he was entrapped into being fiction
which is proposed by him will do as well as any other); for a writer of fiction
, and especially a writer who, like Plato, is notoriously careless of chronology, only aims at general probability.
As a genius of the highest rank observes in his fifth chapter of the Bathos, "The great art of all poetry is to mix truth with fiction
, in order to join the credible with the surprizing.
If I might offer any apology for so exaggerated a fiction
as the Barnacles and the Circumlocution Office, I would seek it in the common experience of an Englishman, without presuming to mention the unimportant fact of my having done that violence to good manners, in the days of a Russian war, and of a Court of Inquiry at Chelsea.
There is sometimes an odd disposition in this country to dispute as improbable in fiction
, what are the commonest experiences in fact.
Csicsery-Ronay is not just opening up a more subtle understanding of what constitutes science fiction
, he is also allowing more subtle readings of science fictions
These chapters play a useful role in calling readers' attention to the boundaries between span and mainstream and science fictions
and for the most part are effective in establishing span as a legitimate genre.
We can also reflect on how Buddhism's central doctrine (all things are in constant flux) can account for Johnson's often chaotic fictions
Defoe's Robinson Crusoe, Journal of the Plague Year, and Moll Flanders are all fictions
masquerading as memoirs, as are Gulliver's Travels, The Three Musketeers, and a long list of other classic works of fiction
Moreover, the perspective students formulate from readings and lectures on novels can harden into a discriminatory filter, a rigid scheme for sifting fictions
and judging their quality.
In revision, she argued, Austen moved towards a deeper personal involvement in, and discovery of, the "human core" of her fictions
PSFS also sponsors an annual science fictions
conference, PhilCon, held each November.
are about language, about themselves as fiction
, about all language as fiction
and about all self as language, i.
Two ways of representing the foreign - the empirical and the "culturally conditioned" - contribute to "early austral fiction
," which Fausett traces back as far as Indian Ocean fictions
of the Hellenistic Age, including Phaeacia in Homer's Odyssey, Plato's Atlantis, Theopompos of Chios's utopia from the mid-fourth-century B.