According to M. Alderton Pink how important is literary style?

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According to M. Alderton Pink, style, or more explicitly, a writer's style of expressing ideas, is equally important to the success of a work of fiction or poetry as is the subject matter--although this assertion encounters indirect dispute through the popular fiction of the contemporary age. Pink identifies several varieties of literary style, excusing scientific papers for lack of style if they accurately present facts (another point that encounters indirect dispute in the works of contemporary science writers like Brian Greene and others). These varieties are The Witty, The Conversational or Familiar, The Emotional, The Humorous, The Sublime or Grand Style, The Oratorical, The Picturesque, The Serene and Delicate, The Terse, The Plain and Direct, The whimsical, The Picturesque, the Serene and Delicate, The Poetic.

[eNotes has no Study Guides for Pink's style discourse, but you may read his ideas in English Grammer Composition and Correspondence, by Pink & Thomas