Hemingway, Style, and the Art of Emotion
Reassesses Hemingway’s canon to show his evolving style as more emotionally vulnerable than previously thought. Contends that Hemingway’s struggle with emotional reticence led to a lifelong revisioning of his writing style marked by his shift away from omission toward inclusion. Wyatt analyzes the author’s writings according to successive phases of his career (early, middle, and late), summing up the reader’s emotional response to Hemingway’s characters as anxiety, embarrassment, and remorse. Wyatt adds a fourth response, forgiveness, in his analysis of For Whom the Bell Tolls. Discusses in our time, In Our Time, The Sun Also Rises, A Farewell to Arms, Death in the Afternoon, Green Hills of Africa, The Old Man and the Sea, The Garden of Eden, A Moveable Feast, among others. Geared to scholars, students, and the general reader.
Wyatt, David. Hemingway, Style, and the Art of Emotion. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2015.