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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So he looked up presently and they were both standing beside his seat ; he rose too and now the three of them stood , blocking the aisle while other passengers crowded past them or waited for them to move , Rittenmeyer carrying the bag ...
So he sat with a book beside the lamp , he heard her in the kitchen for a time , then she emerged and entered the bedroom . He did not hear her when she came out of the bedroom at all since her bare feet made no sound on the floor ...
So he went back to that first morning when he and McCord squatted beside the water , whose name and number he knew , then he counted forward by reconstructing from memory the drowsing demarcations between one dawn and the next ...
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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