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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... and he wasting precious breath , speaking to no one now any more than the scream of the dying rabbit is addressed to any mortal ear but rather an indictment of all breath and its folly and suffering , its infinite capacity for folly ...
convict squatting again with that unbreathing rigidity as though he were trying by holding his breath to decrease his very weight , the bloody skin in the bows before him and he looking at it , thinking , And I cant even ask him how ...
... did not need to use , So it's not just the wind I cant breathe in so maybe forever after I have gained , earned , some little of suffocation , beginning to breathe not faster but deeper , he could not stop it , each breath shallower ...
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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