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The Devil and Pierre Gernet: Stories

The Devil and Pierre Gernet: Stories

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  • ISBN-13: 9780802817686
  • Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.
  • Release Date: Feb 22, 2012
  • Pages: 176 pages
  • Dimensions: 0.70 x 8.90 x 5.90 inches

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Overview

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," "A Voice 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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