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Naturalistic works of literature often include uncouth or sordid subject matter. For example, Emile Zola's works had a frankness about sexuality along with a pervasive pessimism. Naturalistic works exposed the dark, harshness of life, including poverty, racism, prejudice, disease, prostitution, filth etc... They were often very pessimistic and often criticized for being too blunt.
Petronius' own sole surviving work, the Satyricon, a wildly exaggerated, sordid, and often obscene tale.
The sordid details of his orgies stank under his very nostrils." --James Joyce A Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Man
Béla Bartók's The Miraculous Mandarin was started in 1918, but not performed until 1926 because of its sexual content, a sordid modern story of prostitution, robbery, and murder.
Source: Wikipedia [May 2006]
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