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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... not only neighbors but landlords too the dark - haired woman with queer hard yellow eyes in a face whose skin was drawn thin over prominent cheekbones and a heavy jaw ( the doctor called it sullen at first , then he called it afraid ) ...
... he saw the man called Harry reappear and select from among them a night gown and vanish again ; the doctor looked at the chair . Yes he thought . Just like the firewood . Then the man called Harry was standing in the door .
Old Man a a AS THE SHORT CONVICT HAD TESTIFIED , THE TALL ONE , when he returned to the surface , still retained what the short one called the paddle . He clung to it , not instinctively against the time when he would be back inside the ...
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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