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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Inside the high , stall - like topless body the convicts stood , packed like matches in an upright box or like the pencil - shaped ranks of cordite in a shell , shackled by the ankles to a single chain which wove among the motionless ...
She had taken a turn with it about her upper body ; she now loosed it and swung it out until he could grasp it . Holding to the end of the vine he warped the skiff around the end of the jam , picking up the paddle , and warped the skiff ...
Then he found it , he got into it with the unfinished paddle ; again the thick muscular body convulsed under his foot ; it did not strike ; he would not have cared , glaring astern where ...
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LibraryThing ReviewRevisió d'Usuari - isisingonthecake - LibraryThing
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