Theatrical and Self-Conscious Metaphor in Modern Realism: Ernest Hemingway and Morley Callaghan Reunited
Explores ideas of realism and metaphor through the stripped-down language of Hemingway and his Canadian contemporary, Callaghan, in lesser-known short stories. Though each was suspicious of figurative language, each used it "to compensate for concision." Presents Callaghan's "A Predicament" and Hemingway's "Capital of the World" in extensive close readings as a starting point for identifying their use of theatrical metaphor, which heightens the contrast of reality and illusion.
Journal of the Short Story in English