The Dirty Realism Duo

The Dirty Realism Duo

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CHARLES BUKOWSKI a RAYMOND CARVER Charles Bukowski and Raymond Carver were credited as the fathers of the qDirty Realismq genre in the 1980s branching out from minimalism, the stripping of fiction down to the least amount of words and a concentration on the subject's view of the object. The characters are usually run-of-the-mill, every day people the lower and middle class worker, the unemployed, the alcoholic, the beaten-down-by-life. In this experimental monograph (in the vein of D. H. Lawrence's Studies in Contemporary American Fiction), avante/pop literary critic Michael Hemmingson examines these dirty works of Bukowski and Carver through the lens of late twentieth-century American culture and the sociological observation of the self, questioning the authority of the qIq in fiction and poetry and its relation to the eye's gaze of the words on a page. Hemmingson offers close readings of selected texts, deconstructing iconic works by Bukowski and Carver to point out the elements of dirty realism and mastery of the language of the common folk, proving that these two writers are an institution in American literature. MICHAEL HEMMINGSON has written over 25 books of literary, western, SF, horror, noir, autobiography, erotica, narrative journalism, gonzo journalism, cultural anthropology, critical theory, critifiction, and ethnography. He lives and works in Southern California.qCharles Bukowski and Raymond Carver on the Aesthetics of the Ugly Michael Hemmingson ... German and Bedella#39;s take on the story is that aquot;the babya#39;s welfare is not the a#39;issuea#39;aquot; and aquot;Carver seems to be retelling and altering the story ofanbsp;...

Title:The Dirty Realism Duo
Author: Michael Hemmingson
Publisher:Wildside Press LLC - 2008

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