A Cognitive Approach to Ernest Hemingway's Short Fiction
Study of the reader's mental processes for thinking through and making sense of Hemingway's spare prose to get at what lies beneath the surface. Tucan draws on cognitive poetics and narratology in her examination of the reader's intense imaginative negotiation with laconic Hemingway narrators, thus enabling the reader to comprehend the emotional suggestiveness of objective detail. Focuses on stories dealing with the concept of journey, including "The Snows of Kilimanjaro," "Fathers and Sons," "A Canary for One," "Hills Like White Elephants," along with several from In Our Time. Provides an overview of cognitive science and its contributing disciplines, such as psychology, philosophy, and linguistics. Features a bibliography but no index. Earlier versions of some chapters published previously as articles.