dirty realism


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dirty realism

n
(Literary & Literary Critical Movements) a style of writing, originating in the US in the 1980s, which depicts in great detail the seamier or more mundane aspects of ordinary life
dirty realist n
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Then again, Derry is a grim sort of place, mixing dirty realism -- the aforementioned girl, Beverly, has been sexually abused by her father -- with pulpy horror conventions like the spooky, cobwebbed old house where the evil hangs out.
WALES appears to be enjoying a play writing revival at present, although at times it feels as if the output is dominated by the principality's own brand of Dirty Realism.
Nevertheless, if we look at the ways in which critics define dirty realism, we see that its roots truly are over a century old, that dirty realism takes its cues from Hippolyte Taine's concepts and Emile Zola's studied incorporation of the three basic tenets of literary naturalism.
Stead yet again for reminding me, by reading over the phone the opening lines of Independence Day, how in self-consciously aiming for greatness, Richard Ford, once known for the economy of his Dirty Realism style, achieved the dread ornamentation of the American school of fine writing.
PW also noted the novel's balance between "Class-conscious dirty realism and the prurience of nighttime soap operas.
Andrew Blum, throughout his search for the hard, physical geography of the internet--the data warehouses, the thick bundles of cables, the 'signal-haunted buildings' that house its nuts and bolts-retains the upper case as a way of preserving the very mystique he's simultaneously dismantling: it's precisely because the internet is so often characterised in lofty, ethereal terms ('lines of light written by an invisible hand in the night sky') that uncovering the dirty realism of its machinery is such an interesting pursuit.
Die titelblad bevat verder die volgende belangrike tiperende inligting waardeur verbande gell word met onder meer dirty realism en new journalism: "Noem dit dokumentlre fiksie.
Cinematographer Maryse Alberti, has shot a number of documentaries, including Crumb, Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room, No Direction Home: Bob Dylan, and Taxi to the Dark Side, and has an eye for dirty realism.
The space of Dominican-American letters is exoticism, tropicalism, and the modalities of primitivism like abjection and dirty realism.
In sections on a theory of journalistic malpractice, sex and other ongoing titillations, and literary origins and popular consequences, he explores such topics as the little lie and the big story, Chaucer and a choice of taboo words, and dirty realism in the White House and beyond.
It is Manto's Bombay--a world of dirty realism with the lights shining on its painted surface--that is Suketu Mehta's inheritance.
Dirty realism, another phrase, has also come into use.