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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Among the first to disembark was one of the penitentiary deputy wardens , followed closely by the plump convict and another white man- -a small man with a gaunt unshaven wan face still wearing an expression of incredulous outrage .
... mess violent with pepper and mostly fish considerably high , the chicory - thickened coffee ) and , shirtless , followed the little scuttling bobbing bright - eyed rotten - toothed man down the crude ladder and into the pirogue .
... looking nickel - plated revolver such as you could find in almost any pawnshop and which , as far as serviceability was concerned , should still have been there , and followed by the gray - faced Medusaheaded woman in a shawl .
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LibraryThing ReviewRevisió d'Usuari - isisingonthecake - LibraryThing
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