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December 2, 2007 8:54 AM Subscribe
Lit-crit/what the hell is the word I'm looking for?
posted by jonmc to Writing & Language (23 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I really like the novels of John Sayles, Mike Magnusson, Chris Offutt, Tom Perotta, Moredcai Richler and early Richard Price. These authors vary widely in background and subject matter, but their prose style is very similar in a way that I can't quite put my finger on. I'm talking prose style (especially the way they write dialogue) as opposed to subject matter or their own personal background here.
I keep wanting to say 'conversationalist' or 'naturalist' but those aren't the right terms, are they? What's the word I'm looking for, the technical term a literature professor would use?
Bonus question: any female writers who write in a similar style? I'm looking to broaden my horizons.