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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... was water beyond it from hearsay and because now and then they heard the whistles of steamboats from beyond it and , during the last week or so had seen the stacks and pilot houses moving along the sky sixty feet above their heads .
Presently they were haled to their feet and told off into two groups , one of which was armed from a stack of mud - clogged picks and shovels nearby , and marched away up the levee . A little later the motor launch with its train of ...
She was not ten feet away . She sat on the lowest limb of one of the trees holding the jam he had grounded on , in a calico wrapper and an army private's tunic and a sunbonnet , a woman whom he did not even bother to examine since that ...
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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