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 she told the doctor about watching him cleaning ( or trying to clean ) a mess of fish at the kitchen steps , told the doctor about it with bitter and outraged conviction — a shapeless woman yet not fat , not anywhere near as plump ...
soiled ducks and the sleeveless undershirt , murmuring the conventional amenities about the hour and the need , asking to use the telephone while the doctor , his nightshirt streaming about his flabby calves , peered at the caller and ...
fore his ear touched her , slow , strong enough still but each beat making a curious hollow reverberation as though the heart itself had retreated , seeing at the same moment ( his face was toward the door ) the doctor enter , still ...
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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