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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It did not take long , it was businesslike , brief , twenty - two minutes to get a jury , his appointed lawyer ( a young man with a round moon face and myopic eyes behind glasses , in a crumpled linen suit ) challenging monotonously but ...
He had neither the older one's stomach nor the lawyer's face , not yet anyway . " Guilty , Your Honor , " he said . And now Wilbourne heard it from behind him — the long expulsion , the sigh . “ Is the accused trying to throw himself ...
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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