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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Now he spoke to the officer , not looking up , writing steadily : “ That's all . ” “ I better get him out of here before that husband blows in with a gun or something , hadn't I , Doc ? ” the officer said .
at all , even when Wilbourne , watching his face , rose as he passed and stepped toward him , about to speak , the officer rising hurriedly too , surging up . Then the doctor merely paused long enough to look back at the officer with ...
He came on , because Wilbourne saw him ; he saw the officer as you see a lamp post which happens to be between you and the street because the rubber - tired door had opened again , outward this time ( The Kliegs are off , he thought .
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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