dirty realism

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dirty realism
 
n
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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Main Entry:  dirty realism
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a literary and artistic style that depicts the darker, downbeat side of everyday life; also called grit lit
Example:  Dirty realism depicts the nitty-gritty of life, including feelings of boredom and meaninglessness.
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