Prose piece

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The prose piece is since the end of the 19th century arisen literary form of short prose , which, like the prose sketch , which feature close stands. It differs from the short story in that it is usually not very action-oriented, very subjective and sketchy. The prose piece takes up elements of the anecdote , sometimes also the parable , and combines narrative with essayistic elements.

In the works of Peter Altenberg and Robert Walser , the prose piece is the predominant form.