Other Literary Forms
Francine Prose’s first three novels, Judah the Pious (1973), The Glorious Ones (1974), and Marie Laveau (1977), are historical fictions, which combine the rational and the mythic, dreaming and waking, legend and reality. The novels Household Saints (1981) and Hungry Hearts (1983) have twentieth century settings, but still focus on spiritual matters and create seemingly legendary worlds. In addition to her novels, which include Primitive People (1992) and Hunters and Gatherers (1995), and her short stories, Prose has published nonfiction articles and essays on various subjects in a wide range of popular periodicals, such as Redbook, Glamour, The Atlantic, Mademoiselle, and Harper’s Bazaar. She has also written the children’s book The Angel’s Mistake: Stories of Chelm (1997).