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dirty realism

noun
1.
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
Derived Forms
dirty realist, noun
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Contemporary definitions for dirty realism
noun

a literary and artistic style that depicts the darker, downbeat side of everyday life; also called grit lit

Examples

Dirty realism depicts the nitty-gritty of life, including feelings of boredom and meaninglessness.

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