The Devil and Pierre Gernet

The Devil and Pierre Gernet : Stories

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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."show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 154.94 x 226.06 x 17.78mm | 272.15g
  • William B Eerdmans Publishing Co
  • Grand Rapids, United States
  • English
  • 0802817688
  • 9780802817686
  • 319,199

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"Books & Culture" Excellent collection of short stories. . . . This is a beautiful book. "show more