this page has been updated 2 days ago


Fable is a literary genre: a succinct fictional story, in prose or verse, that features animals, legendary creatures, plants, inanimate objects, or forces of nature that are anthropomorphized, and that illustrates or leads to a particular moral lesson, which may at the end be added explicitly as a pithy maxim or saying. A fable differs from a parable in that the latter excludes animals, plants, inanimate objects, and forces of nature as actors that assume speech or other powers of humankind. Usage has not always been so clearly distinguished. In the King James Version of the New Testament, "μῦθος" was rendered by the translators as "fable" in the First Epistle to Timothy, the Second Epistle to Timothy, the Epistle to Titus and the First Epistle of Peter. A person who writes fables is a fabulist.


Pew by Catherine Lacey, review: this sumptuously dark novel has spiritual weight

Genders, names and personal histories are all ways of explaining yourself. “Who are you?” can be...

discovered 2 days ago on Daily Telegraph

The Last Dance Recap: The Final Cut

It is safe to say that Jason Hehir’s The Last Dance, after five weeks and nearly ten hours, did not really do much to illuminate either the actual person...

discovered 2 days ago on Vulture

Perspective | The first painting I ever loved was probably a cliche. Now I understand why it moved...

It was almost certainly an image of one of the small towns outside Paris where painters of the late...

discovered 2 days ago on Washington Post

Fine-dining goes takeout at Fable & Spirit, Marché Moderne and Taco María

Three of Orange County’s most popular fine-dining restaurants are now serving takeout.

discovered 2 days ago on Orange County Register

In the Time of Virtual Cinema

AMC’s threat, in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, thundered like a squirrel vowing to get up and bite the semi that had flattened it. As much as...

discovered 2 days ago on The Nation

19 Horror Movies We’re Excited to See This Summer

The coronavirus has wreaked havoc on upcoming horror release plans, just as it has so many things, with some titles (like Antebellum) being pushed later...

discovered 2 days ago on Vulture

Pew by Catherine Lacey review – a foreboding fable

Catherine Lacey’s puzzle of a novel begins with its main character waking up in an American church during Sunday morning service, unwilling to speak and...

discovered 2 days ago on The Guardian via Yahoo News

The Crazy Adventures of a Trans Anime Hero Way Ahead of Her Time

Brought together by happenstance and need, they’re a motley homeless trio whose wayward lives in...

discovered 2 days ago on The Daily Beast




Help and support - Sitemap - Go to top