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Title

The Reconciliation of a Stylistic Dilemma: Hemingway’s Use of Conversational Implicature

Document Type

Article

Citation

Williams, Donna Glee. “The Reconciliation of a Stylistic Dilemma: Hemingway’s Use of Conversational Implicature.” Language and Style 24, no. 3 (Summer 1991): 351-63.

Annotation

Draws on linguistic theory to address the economy of Hemingway’s prose, characterizing his hallmark style as a tension between authorial desire to communicate emotion and an artistic aversion to explicit emotionalism. Locates the roots of this aversion in his social and aesthetic values, identifying implied meaning in narrative dialogue as the solution to this dilemma. Closes with a sentence-level analysis of instances of feeling through indirect expression found in The Garden of Eden.

Published in

Language and Style

Volume

24

Issue

3

Date

Summer 1991

Pages

351-363

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