Aesthetics of Prose

By Arne Melberg

This book is an investigation into the phenomenology of prose. The first section deals with two champions in the modern history of prose: Montaigne and Nietzsche. The second section considers some versions of prose and modernity through two profiles in the history of modernism: Walter Benjamin and Theodor Adorno. Furthermore, modern prose is examined through the development of the modern prose-poem. The third section assembles a wide range of examples from two vital sections of modern prose on the boundaries of literary fiction: travel writing and life writing. The final section consists of four shorter extensions: prose in photos, design, blogs, as well as a brief summary of the idea of prose. In Aesthetics in Prose, the phenomenology of prose is presented in many forms and via many metaphors.


182 pages

Publication Date: 9/25/2008
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9788274773745