Table of Contents

Prose regnant: world, state, and subject in Hegel's lectures on aesthetics.
Heinrich Heine, explorer of the current prosaic condition.
Mediated situatedness in the reception of Heinrich Heine.
Theodor Herzl's technocratic world-making in prose.
Haim Nahman Bialik's icy river of prose.
Heine and the Israeli novel.
Conclusion.