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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the convict said . " Parchman ? ” “ All right . We're going that way . We'll put you off where you can get home . Come aboard . ” “ The boat too ? ” “ Yes , yes . Come along . We're burning coal just to talk to you .
“ I reckon I see what you mean , ” the convict said presently . " I was eighteen then . I'm twentyfive now . ” “ Oh , " the doctor said . Now ( the convict tried to tell it ) the doctor did not move , he just simply quit looking at the ...
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 ...
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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