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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“ I aint going to paddle no boat nowhere out yonder , " the tall convict said , jerking his head toward the invisible river beyond the levee behind him . " No , it's on this side , " the guard said . He stooped swiftly and unlocked the ...
I aint watched you for a month for nothing . Maybe if you had agreed quick , right off , that first day , I wouldn't let you , I'd be afraid . But not now . I'll take all the risk and I'll remember my promise : I'll see you are clear .
Of course he aint got but one gut and it aint but two feet long so he has to run for the bushes almost before he quits chewing . But he's all right . Doc'll fix her up the same way . Aint that better than nothing ? Huh ?
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My mother asked me what I thought of it, and mentioned that she thought it sounded kind of "steamy" from the GoodReads summary, so this started out as a comment on her comment and then turned into a ... Llegeix la ressenya completa
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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