The Devil and Pierre Gernet Stories

Author(s): David Bentley Hart

Short Stories

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.


Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780802817686
  • : Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
  • : Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
  • : February 2012
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Paperback
  • : 172
  • : David Bentley Hart