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Tuesday, 4 Oct 2022, 14:41
Site: Open Learning
Course: Start writing fiction (A174_1)
Glossary: A Glossary of terms relating to Creative Writing
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Dialogue

The lines spoken by characters in novels, plays and films.

Dirty realism

Originally applied to a particular kind of writing emerging from America in the early 1980s, though it was much in evidence before the term was coined, this is fiction that engages particularly with subjects considered marginal to ‘traditional’ literary material. (Including ‘everyday’ subjects, for example, a scene at a Laundromat; or ‘dirty realities’, such as the life of a vagrant or prisoner.)