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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“ He was the one that said he could row a boat , ” the plump convict said . “ I never . I told him myself— ” he indicated the deputy warden with a jerk of his head “ —I couldn't . So when we got to the bayou“ What's this ?
“ Boat ? Boat ? ” Now the megaphone cursed , the roar . ing waves of blasphemy and biological supposition empty cavernous and bodiless in turn , as if the water , the air , the mist had spoken it , roaring the words then taking them ...
“ I just want the boat . " “ Take it . Only you ought to have a bookstrap or something to carry it in . ” ( “ Carry it in ? ” the plump convict said . “ Carry it where ? Where would you have to carry it ?
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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