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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He was aware of no cessation of motion since the steady dark wind still blew past him . Because I am at the wrong age for this , he thought . If I were twenty - five I could say , Thank God I am not him because I would know it was only ...
They were both there , the husband and the wife , he in the conservative , spuriously unassertive dark suit , the face of a college senior revealing nothing , lending an air of impeccable and formal rightness to the paradoxical act of ...
It was full dark now . That is , night had completely come , the gray dissolving sky had ... The darkness in fact had its advantages ; he could now stop seeing the rain . He and his garments had been wet for more than twenty - four ...
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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