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From Heaven to Hell

Imagery of Earth, Air, Water and Fire in the Novels of Georges Bernanos


Daniel R. Morris

Focusing on the interdependance between analogical and descriptive images, Dr. Morris presents a comprehensive analysis of the role of elemental imagery in the six major novels of Bernanos. His study not only demonstrates the extent to which Bernanos relies on elemental imagery in creating his fiction, but also reveals that elemental imagery forms the basis of Bernanos' physical and spiritual universe and a synthesis of meaning essential to understanding his work.
Contents: The Kingdom of the Earth - The Mystical Realm of Air - The Universal Domain of Water - The Dinamic Power of Fire.