Realism, Regionalism, and Naturalism Realism Ordinary people doing things in ordinary places, a slice of life Moral dilemmas Dominant during the 1870’s

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  • Realism, Regionalism, and Naturalism

  • RealismOrdinary people doing things in ordinary places, a slice of lifeMoral dilemmasDominant during the 1870s - early 1900s

  • Major WritersWilliam Dean HowellsEditor of The Atlantic MonthlyThe Rise of Silas LaphamMark TwainStephen Crane

  • Major Writers continuedKate ChopinThe AwakeningAmbrose BierceA Horseman in the Sky and An Occurrence at Owl Creek BridgeHenry JamesNovels about American expatriates in Europe and concern with psychology of perception

  • Major Writers continuedHenry James continuedDaisy Miller, The Ambassadors, The Wings of the Dove

  • Works by American painter John Singer Sargent

  • RegionalismLocal colorAttempts to capture the speech, geography, and customs of a specific regionBret Hart, Mark Twain, Kate Chopin

  • American painter Winslow Homer

  • NaturalismDarker side of realismFocus on the seamy aspects of lifeTreatment of human beings as animals driven by instinct and environmentJack London (Call of the Wild, White Fang, The Sea Wolf)Frank Norris, Upton Sinclair, Theodore Dreiser (Sister Carrie)

  • Naturalism continuedInfluences of Darwin, Marx, Nietzche, and (later) Freud1880s - 1900s