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Dec 13, 2022
This week’s theme
Words related to books

This week’s words
bibliophagist
prosateur
bibliopole
peritext
bibliophobe

prosateur
If you think my prose is bad, just remember ... it could be verse.
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with Anu Garg

prosateur

PRONUNCIATION:
(pro-zuh-TUHR)

MEANING:
noun: A writer of prose.

ETYMOLOGY:
From French prosateur (a prose writer), from Italian prosatore, from Latin prosator, from prosa (straightforward). Earliest documented use: 1728.

USAGE:
“In the end, this increasingly deluded prosateur is writing stories about himself.”
Michael Dirda; When a Critic Ventures Into Fiction, the Results Are Unpredictable; The Washington Post; Nov 20, 2005.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
The walls of books around me, dense with the past, formed a kind of insulation against the present world and its disasters. -Ross Macdonald, novelist (13 Dec 1915-1983)

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