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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a After another while they became aware that the number of soldiers had increased to a dozen or more , warm and dry beneath rubberised ponchos , there was an officer with a pistol at his belt , then and without making any move toward it ...
He didn't move . He couldn't help his breathing but he didn't move , one hand on the door frame and his foot already lifted for the first step back , the eyes open full upon him though still profoundly empty of sentience .
He caught himself about to say , “ Wait I'll show you ” then forgot this without even having to think that she would know the kitchen better than he since she owned it , moving aside as the doctor passed him and went to the bed ...
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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