The study deals with the Hungarian writer Miklós Mészöly who, in his essays or comments on literary works, often pursues the dilemma of silence, pause or breaking off. The author of this study attempts to outline the relations of Meszöly's works (belonging to the period of the 'turn of the narration' in Hungarian literature, and late modernism to postmodernism) with contemporary philosophical thought, accenting chiefly two notions from his works by which these relations are a priori expressed. The first of these notions is disposition (the term used in Hungarian literature is 'közerzet' , in Heidegger's theory 'Befindlichkeit' ), as a content of everything that is perceived by an individual limited to particular time of existence - on the different levels of the perception and knowledge - and that is a part of his inner world. The second term is the ontological prose - which, according to the author, is an expression/translation of disposition into the mode of narration. In the name of the authentic literature, omnipotence of the language is infirmed by silence, elision or pause - ambivalence. The variants of the literary pausing/silence can be found throughout Meszöly's life work on the poetic plane they are expressed by the several types of figures of silence - but there is a certain shift in the conception of these: 1. the first period (1950s- beginning of 1970s) -in parallel with the other textual techniques - they emphasize the ambivalence by the language of the given order and thus signalize the limits of language and knowledge, 2. the second period (from the middle 1970s) - not the ambivalence or relativity of interpretation of the world is expressed but the disrupted hierarchy, in which, among the equalized signs, the ambivalence is not visible.