The Wild Palms
Vintage Books, 1964 - 339 pàgines
'Between grief and nothing I will take grief'. In New Orleans in 1937, a man and woman embark on a headlong flight into the wilderness of illicit passion, fleeing her husband and the temptations of respectability. In Mississippi ten years earlier, a convict sets forth across a flooded river, risking his one chance at freedom to rescue a pregnant woman. From these separate stories Faulkner composes a symphony of deliverance and damnation, survival and self-sacrifice, a novel in which elemental danger is juxtaposed with fatal injuries of the spirit.-Publisher's description.
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The deputy warden spoke without preamble . “ We lost a man , " he said . He called the tall convict's name . " Lost him ? ” the Warden said . " Yah . Drowned . ” Without turning his head he spoke to the plump convict .
the Warden said ? to the deputy . “ How do you know he didn't just see his chance to escape , and took it ? ” “ Escape where ? ” the other said . “ The whole Delta's flooded . There's fifteen foot of water for fifty miles , clean back ...
He didn't even look at the Warden . He was watching , talking to , the emissary . “ No sir . He aint“ But he has received an official discharge as being dead . Not a pardon nor a parole either : a discharge . He's either dead , or free ...
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A couple meet, she is married with children , he is a poor naive medical student. They fall in love and run away. She is an artist. He wants to keep their love pure, above middle class conventions ... Llegeix la ressenya completa