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Welcome to Suprose.

Why Su-prose? "Su" in Sanskrit is a prefix for "good". This is a place where we will discuss and analyze prose (with a South Asian Connection) - that which is good, awesome, excellent, and maybe rant about prose that could be better.

Whether you love prose, are a prose expert, or want to learn more about prose, or to put it simply want to have anything to do with prose, this blog is for you.

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Monday, October 6, 2008

The Ambition Of The Short Story

"The short story — how modest in bearing! How unassuming in manner! It
sits there quietly, eyes lowered, almost as if trying not to be
noticed. And if it should somehow attract your attention, it says
quickly, in a brave little self-deprecating voice alive to all the
possibilities of disappointment: "I'm not a novel, you know. Not even
a short one. If that's what you're looking for, you don't want me."
Rarely has one form so dominated another. And we understand, we nod
our heads knowingly: here in America, size is power. The novel is the
Wal-Mart, the Incredible Hulk, the jumbo jet of literature. The novel
is insatiable — it wants to devour the world. What's left for the poor
short story to do? It can cultivate its garden, practice meditation,
water the geraniums in the window box. It can take a course in
creative nonfiction. It can do whatever it likes, so long as it
doesn't forget its place — so long as it keeps quiet and stays out of
the way. "Hoo ha!" cries the novel. "Here ah come!" The short story is
always ducking for cover. The novel buys up the land, cuts down the
trees, puts up the condos. The short story scampers across a lawn,
squeezes under a fence," thus begins this short and beautiful essay by
Steven Millhauser in The New York Times.

Read the complete essay at --

Sunday, October 5, 2008

The 10 Best Paid Authors

"While the publishing industry has struggled to come up with a
"Happily Ever After" storyline in recent years, there's still plenty
of money to be made in the business of books," claims Forbes listing
the 10 best paid authors.
J.K. Rowling tops the list with an earning this year of $300 million,
followed by James Patterson ($50 million), Stephen King ($45 million),
Tom Clancy ($35 million), Danielle Steele ($30 million). "Others on
the list: Nicholas Sparks, Janet Evanovich, John Grisham, Dean Koontz
and, thanks to a little Oprah magic, Ken Follett," says Forbes.
See the full article and list at--