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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They both ate , sitting on the skiff , the gobbling faces no longer watching them now , the convict gnawing slowly and painfully at the thick sandwich , hunched , his face laid sideways to the food and parallel to the earth as a dog ...
thought , sitting beside the woman on the upturned skiff , the baby nursing again , apparently looking too out across the water where , a mile away on either hand , the twin lines of levee resembled parallel unbroken floating thread ...
... the hull , the hulk ; it had never moved , the ways rotted out from under it years ago , leaving it sitting on a mudflat beside the bright glitter of the river's mouth with a thin line of drying garments across the after well deck .
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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