Silence: Hemingway's Periods
On the psychological power and interpretive possibilities of punctuation. Uses "Chapter III" of In Our Time, "Hills Like White Elephants," "On the Quai at Smyrna," and other works to illustrate how Hemingway's use of periods leads to the "precipitousness of his laconic sentences" and the "heightened anxiety" of his style. Concludes with a contemporary example of Hemingway's influence, in the opening passages of Cormac McCarthy's novel The Road (2006).
Mark My Words: Profiles of Punctuation in Modern Literature