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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on the cold stove since he knew the kitchen well — the broken stove , the spare cooking vessels , the meager collection of broken knives and forks and spoons , the drinking receptacles which had once contained gaudily labelled and ...
But then nobody knew very much about him , including the people who had sent him here . His outrage was directed at no printed word but at the paradoxical fact that he had been forced to come here of his own free choice and will .
... tried to explain as he had tried to explain not to the three people on the boat alone but to the entire circumambience desolate water and forlorn trees and sky - not for justification because he needed none and knew that his hearers ...
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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