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Dirty realism

Dirty realism is a term coined by Bill Buford of Granta magazine to define a North American literary movement. Writers in this sub-category of realism are said to depict the seamier or more mundane aspects of ordinary life in spare, unadorned language. The term formed the title of the Summer 1983 edition of Granta, for which Buford wrote an explanatory introduction:

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Richard Ford speaks about dirty realism--how he, along with Raymond Carver, has come to be called a "dirty realist" due to Buford's coining of this term for writers.

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