A to Z Challenge asks bloggers to post every day except Sundays during the month of April on a thematic topic–nothing else. This year, I’ll be covering writing genres.
A British cultural movement that developed in the late 1950s and early 1960s in theater, art, novels, film and television plays, whose protagonists usually could be described as “angry young men” who were disillusioned with modern society. It used a style of social realism, which depicted the domestic situations of working class Britons, living in cramped rented accommodation and spending their off-hours drinking in grimy pubs, to explore controversial social and political issues ranging from abortion to homelessness. (from Wikipedia)
- Share a particular social message or ideology with readers.
- Bring the real lives and social inequality of ordinary working class people to the book.
- Catch these ‘ordinary’ people between struggles of power, industry, and politics.
- Depict intimate aspects of domestic life.
- The setting is always domestic.
- The characters are always angry young men who are dissatisfied with a world that offers no social opportunities.
- The characters feel working class domesticity keeps them from improving.
- The main character’s anger is usually channeled towards those around him.
- Men often dominate women. When conflicts do arise, the man is often portrayed as the suffering protagonist.
- Women’s suffering is always a result of the suffering of the male.
I couldn’t find any. These are primarily movies.
Jacqui Murray is the author of the popular Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy, and the thriller, To Hunt a Sub. She is also the author/editor of over a hundred books on integrating tech into education, adjunct professor of technology in education, webmaster for four blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice book reviewer, a columnist for TeachHUB, monthly contributor to Today’s Author and a freelance journalist on tech ed topics. You can find her books at her publisher’s website, Structured Learning. The sequel to To Hunt a Sub, Twenty-four Days, is scheduled for May 2017. Click to follow its progress.