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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There was no dying fall to his voice , it just ceased and the convict stood looking quietly at a halffull quart of whiskey sitting on the table . “ " How do you know he's drowned ? ” the Warden said ? to the deputy .
... so calm , so final that for almost a minute nobody answered him , they just stood looking quietly down at him as he ... a voice peaceful and quiet as that in which as that in which you talk to your bedfellow before going to sleep .
Then , suddenly and quietly , something — the inarticulateness , the innate and inherited reluctance for speech , dissolved and he found himself , listened to himself , telling it quietly , the words coming not fast but easily to the ...
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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