The Devil and Pierre Gernet: Stories

The Devil and Pierre Gernet: Stories

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By (author) David Bentley Hart

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  • Publisher: William B Eerdmans Publishing Co
  • Format: Paperback | 192 pages
  • Dimensions: 147mm x 226mm x 18mm | 272g
  • Publication date: 26 April 2012
  • Publication City/Country: Grand Rapids
  • ISBN 10: 0802817688
  • ISBN 13: 9780802817686
  • Sales rank: 358,124

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Brilliant scholar and wordsmith David Bentley Hart turns his mind and imagination to narrative fiction in this volume, The Devil and Pierre Gernet, a thought-provoking collection of four short stories and one novella. Anticipating questions about his shift in genre, Hart writes that "God is no more likely (and probably a good deal less likely) to be found in theology than in poetry and fiction." These stories -- "The Devil and Pierre Gernet," "The House of Apollo," "AVoice from the Emerald World," "The Ivory Gate," and "The Other" -- beguile and entrance the reader through Hart's engrossing, opulent writing style and the complex characters he evokes and explores. Often bedazzling, sometimes heartbreaking, and ultimately mesmerizing, Hart's wide-ranging stories are united by a common thread of haunting religious and philosophical questions about this life and the next. Here is fiction to fully engage both the mind and the heart."

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