Prose around us.It is in life and in books.Prose - this is our everyday language.
artistic prose - it has no size (a special form of organization of sounding speech), rhyming story.
prose work - a literary text written without rhyme, what is its main difference from poetry.Prose works are both artistic and non-artistic, sometimes they are intertwined, such as in biographies or memoirs.
How did prosaic or an epic, a work
Prose came into the world literature from ancient Greece.It appeared there first poetry and then prose of the term.The first prose works were the myths, legends, legends, fairy tales.These genres are determined by Greeks as nonfiction, mundane.They were religious, personal or historical narratives, received definition of "prosaic."
In the ancient world in the first place was highly artistic poetry, prose was in second place, as some opposition.The situation began to change only in the second half of the Middle Ages.Prosaic genres began to develop and expand.There were novels,
In the XIX century writer and poet, prose writer pushed to the background.Novel, short story became the main art forms in the literature.Finally, a prose work has taken its rightful place.
prose are classified by size: the small and big.Consider the main artistic genres.
product in a large amount of prose: types
Roman - prose work, which is characterized by long and complex narrative storyline, developed in the product in full, as well as a novel can have side storylines, in addition to the primary.
novelist Honore de Balzac was, Daniel Defoe, Emily and Charlotte Bronte, Ernest Hemingway, Erich Maria Remarque, and many others.
Examples prose works of Russian novelists can create a separate book-list.It works have become classics.For example, such as "Crime and Punishment" and "The Idiot" by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, "The Gift" and "Lolita" by Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov's "Doctor Zhivago" by Boris Pasternak, "Fathers and Sons" by Ivan Turgenev, "Hero of Our Time"Mikhail Lermontov, and so on.
epic - epic is, in terms of more than a novel, and describes the major historical events or responsible of public issues, and often both.
most significant and well-known epic in Russian literature - "War and Peace" by Leo Tolstoy, "The Quiet Don" Mikhail Sholokhov and "Peter the First" by Alexei Tolstoy.
prose work of small volume: types
Novella - a short work, comparable with the story, but it has a great eventful.The history of the novel originates in the oral folklore, legends and parables.
novelist was Edgar Allan Poe, HG Wells;Maupassant and Alexander Pushkin also wrote short stories.
story - small prose work, characterized by a small number of actors, a storyline and detailed description of parts.
Tales rich creativity Chekhov, Bunin, Paustovsky.
Essay - a prose work, which is easily confused with the story.But there are significant differences: Only the description of real events, the lack of invention, a combination of literary fiction and documentary, as a rule, encompassing social problems and the presence of more descriptive than in the story.
Essays are portraits and historical, problem and travel.They can also be mixed with each other.For example, a historical sketch may contain as portrait or bad.
Essay - a certain experience or reasoning of the author in connection with a specific theme.It has a free composition.This kind of prose combines the functions of literary essays and journalistic articles.It may also have something in common with the philosophical treatise.
average prose genres - the novel
Story is on the border between the story and the novel.By volume it can not be attributed to small or to large prose works.
in Western literature novel called "a short novel."Unlike the novel, the story is always the same story line, but it also develops complete and full, so it can not be attributed to the genre of the story.
Examples stories in Russian literature set.Here are a few: "Poor Liza" Karamzin, "Steppe" Chekhov "Netochka Nezvanova" Dostoevsky, "county" Zamyatin, "The Life of Arseniev" Bunin, "The Stationmaster" Pushkin.
In foreign literature can be called, for example, "Rene" Chateaubriand "Hound of the Baskervilles" Conan Doyle's "The Story of Mr. Sommer" Suskind.