They play bingo and eat cheeseburgers: the subcultural representation, and postmodern literary rejection, of dirty realism

Smith, Michael (2015) They play bingo and eat cheeseburgers: the subcultural representation, and postmodern literary rejection, of dirty realism. BA dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    The argument of this dissertation is that Dirty Realism presents a rejection of Postmodern Fiction, particularly the self-conscious experimentalism of writer such a Kurt Vonnegut, in preferment of a focus on the subcultural under bell of American society, The work of Charles Bukowski, Jayne Anne Phillips, and Raymond Carver demonstrate this Postmodern rejection through the bare depiction of the subculture of American lowlife existence. This essay critically assesses their work, alongside my own, to demonstrate how the genre of Dirty Realism, and its focus on the subculture of the societal underbelly, is as poignant now as it has ever been.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries > School of Media and Performing Arts
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 08 Feb 2017 16:43
    Last Modified: 08 Feb 2017 16:43
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/23277

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