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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set of the still rigid surface , from beneath which came a deep faint subaquean rumble which ( though none in the truck could have made the comparison ) sounded like a subway train passing ...
water - line exactly as a dead fly vanished beneath the moiling industry of a swarm of ants . They finished eating . Then it began to rain again , as upon a signal , while they stood or squatted in their harsh garments which had not ...
But they could at least talk in bed now , in the dark where beneath the blankets Charlotte would , after an amount of savage heaving and twisting ( this too ritualistic ) emerge from the woollen undergarment to sleep in the old fashion ...
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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