What is fantastic?


The Fantastic is a literary term that describes a quality of other literary genres, and, in some cases, is used as a genre in and of itself, although in this case it is often conflated with the Supernatural. The term was originated in the structuralist theory of critic Tzvetan Todorov in his work The Fantastic. He describes the fantastic as being the hesitation of characters and readers when presented with questions about reality.

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More definitions of "fantastic":

  • (adj): Existing in fancy only.
    Example: "Fantastic figures with bulbous heads the circumference of a bushel"- Nathaniel Hawthorne
    Synonyms: fantastical
  • (adj): Exceedingly or unbelievably great.
    Example: "The bomb did fantastic damage"; "Samson is supposed to have had fantastic strength"
    Synonyms: phenomenal
  • (adj): Extravagantly fanciful and unrealistic; foolish.
    Example: "A fantastic idea of his own importance"

Famous quotes containing the word fantastic:

    Science has “explained” nothing; the more we know the more fantastic the world becomes and the profounder the surrounding darkness.
    Aldous Huxley (1894–1963)

    I have often told you that I am that little fish who swims about under a shark and, I believe, lives indelicately on its offal. Anyway, that is the way I am. Life moves over me in a vast black shadow and I swallow whatever it drops with relish, having learned in a very hard school that one cannot be both a parasite and enjoy self-nourishment without moving in worlds too fantastic for even my disordered imagination to people with meaning.
    Zelda Fitzgerald (1900–1948)

    The studio has become the crucible where human genius at the apogee of its development brings back to question not only that which is, but creates anew a fantastic and conventional nature which our weak minds, impotent to harmonize it with existing things, adopt by preference, because the miserable work is our own.
    Eugène Delacroix (1798–1863)