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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They could hear shouts and commands , then the guards inside the car began to shout ; they were herded to their feet and toward the exit , the ankle chains clashing and clanking . They descended into a fierce hissing of steam , through ...
a He began to paddle , on across the cottonfield . It began to rain again , though not hard at first . “ Yah , ” he said . “ Ask the boat . I been in it since breakfast and I aint never knowed , where I aimed to go or where I was going ...
Then dawn began ( he had been hearing the shrimp boats putting out for some time ) and he could see the draw bridge on which the railroad to New Orleans crossed standing suddenly against the paling sky and he heard the train from New ...
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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