What's a prose stylist?

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kcamp300
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What's a prose stylist?

Post by kcamp300 » September 3rd, 2010, 9:12 am

Just wondering what a prose stylist is? If someone calls you this, is it faint praise? Is it a natural or cultivated talent? How can you tell if you are one? Is it good to be one? Looked online for a definition and got lots of suggestions of who is considered a prose stylist -- everyone from Joseph Conrad to F. Scott Fitzgerald -- but no definition. Is it like porn -- ya know it when ya see it?

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Re: What's a prose stylist?

Post by steve » September 3rd, 2010, 9:50 am

kcamp300 wrote: is it faint praise?
Yes.
Is it good to be one?
It's better to be a good writer.
everyone from Joseph Conrad to F. Scott Fitzgerald
Both good writers.
Read one of the best stories by Borges.

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Re: What's a prose stylist?

Post by polymath » September 3rd, 2010, 11:48 am

A fancy way of saying writer. A styler of prose.
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