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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2 Memphis 22,000 Refugees Safe at Vicksburg Army Engineers Say Levees Will Hold . “ I reckon that means it will bust tonight , " one convict said . “ Well , maybe this rain will hold on until the water gets here , " a second said .
When they reached the top of the levee they could see the long line of khaki tents , interspersed with fires about which people - men , women and children , negro and white - crouched or stood among shapeless bales of clothing , their ...
It stretched from the levee on which he stood , further than he could see - a slowly and heavily roiling chocolate - frothy expanse broken only by a thin line a mile away as fragile in appearance as a single hair , which after a moment ...
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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