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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Remember . Remember . I said you could come back home when you wished , and I would take you back , into my house at least . But can you expect that again ? from any man ? Tell me ; you spoke once of justice ; tell me that .
He was trying to remember something out of a book , years ago , of Owen Wister's , the whore in the pink ball dress who drank the ... keeping her alive , remembering and forgetting it in the same instant since it would not help him .
The doctor looked at the pistol , then Wilbourne seemed to remember him stowing it methodically into the scuffed bag along with the stethoscope ; he just seemed to remember this because he had followed the stretcher 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