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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.
Magali Reus's exhibition "In Lukes and Dregs" came with a feverish press release promising "dirty realism," "perversion," "social taboo," "filthy interiors," "amoral vices," "sexualized ...
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.
Publishers Weekly declared Secrets Of Slaters Falls "Tragicomic deliciousness!" noting that the "Bawdy, snappy humor catches spark right away." PW also noted the novel's balance between "Class-conscious dirty realism and the prurience of nighttime soap operas."
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.
In the novels How the Garcia Sisters Lost Their Accents, !Yo!, Soledad and in the short story collection Drown, the characters express an ambivalent relationship with Dominican culture: the desire to return to get to know the country and the depreciation of that same culture, which is, then, represented through a "dirty realism" as the primitivization and abjection of the subaltern Other.
Grene contrasts the sympathy, charm, loneliness, and warm vulnerability evoked by Bryden's production (80) with the "dirty realism" (80), and "authentic period grunge" (81) evidenced in Hynes's 1982 Druid production.