Word of the Week: Fictive

As in: “You used them as fictive embodiments of your own desires, ignoring their problems and personal histories, failing to grasp who they were outside of your own imagination, and yet the more they eluded you, the more passionately you longed for them.” (Auster, 2012, p. 196)

Auster, P. (2012). Winter Journal. New York: Holt.

For definitions of fictive, consult the Oxford English Dictionary and the dictionaries in the Credo Reference Collection .

For more about prolific author, Paul Auster, search in Gale Biography in Context (emphasis on biographical information) and LION: Literature Online .

 

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