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Old 11-29-2012, 05:36 PM   #67
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Originally Posted by kennyc View Post
Prose to me is an umbrella term meaning not much more that 'writing' but separating/excluding poetry. Creative non-fiction is a term that means non-fiction presented in a narrative manner e.g. not just reporting, but telling it as a story. Much non-fiction today is written in this manner. Essay is a bit of a looser term in that it allows in much personal interpretation. The two books I mention include all types of creative non-fiction including essays, memoirs, articles, and reporting.

The In Short book has specifically selected shorter works.

Hope that helps.
Amazon seems to think it's a new Genre:

'Almost simultaneously, many of our finest writers are experimenting with a new nonfiction form: brief pieces that are literary and personal rather than informational, complete in themselves, and short—very short. Although the form has not had a name until now'

http://www.amazon.com/Short-Collecti.../dp/0393314928

I'm still unconvinced - I think it's Prose ..... but what's in a name.
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