There have been many books published which have been devoted to the interface of language and literary studies. This book is presentation of the «hermeneutic turn» in literary reading and analysis. The book includes a detailed investigation of literary texts by a wide range of authors including H. James, J.D. Salinger, F.S. Fitzgerald, K. Ishiguro, B. Malamud. Traditionally it has been assumed that in order to describe a phenomenon it is necessary to identify its antipode, that is why in the book realists texts (cathartic, texts of fortified style, texts of the primary style) are juxtaposed to texts of implied sense, i.e. texts of the secondary style. Realist texts are characterized by melodization, reminiscences about sacred and folklore texts. It is precisely the metatext that epitomizes the most vivid characteristic feature of texts of implied sense. The metatext is a narration within another narration. It is a text dominated by various forms of alienation or estrangement. The metatext can emerge in any area of the text. However, generally, it is set off or triggered by an inherent contradiction (antinomy that brings about phenomena of neutralization).