Naturalism. May 4, 2012. Definition. Naturalism is a literary movement that seeks to replicate a believable everyday reality.
May 4, 2012
The "brute within" each individual, composed of strong and often warring emotions: passions, such as lust, greed, or the desire for dominance or pleasure; and the fight for survival in an amoral, indifferent universe.
Edith Wharton, The House of Mirth (1905), The Age of Innocence (1920, a Pulitzer Prize Winner)
Ellen Glasgow, Barren Ground (1925)
Upton Beall Sinclair (1878-1968) was an American writer who used his fiction and essays to express Socialist goals of economic and social reform.