Since the Millennium, prose has been dominating the Danish literary scene, with its inherent obsession with both “making it new” (novella and novel: news) and “preserving the old”; love, family and crime. The boundlessly flexible prose is invading the other main genres. Incorporating contemporary non-literary genres and new media, prose is roaming the boundaries between fact and fiction: as documentary fiction, text message short stories, auto fiction, performance, readymade etc. At the same time, we are witnessing the continuous, even increasing significance of certain genres. The most recent prose is passing on and even rejuvenating prosaic subgenres such as love stories, biographical novels often linked to family and native soil, and crime novels. Complementary to the genre-transgressive push factor, a genre-confirming pull factor is in play; for this I propose the term bestseller determinant. Among the three lead actors, the family saga is the sparkling superstar.
|Number of pages||10|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|