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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Now the water slid away , the sound of the trestle ceased , the engine whistled again and the train regained speed , and almost at once they were running through an outskirt of shabby houses which would be Hammond , and he ceased to ...
There was no dying fall to his voice , it just ceased and the convict stood looking quietly at a halffull quart of whiskey sitting on the table . “ " How do you know he's drowned ? ” the Warden said ? to the deputy .
... flood spread on before him now with a quality almost phosphorescent , right up to the instant where vision ceased . The darkness in fact had its advantages ; he could now stop seeing the rain . He and his garments had been wet for ...
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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