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 forward , she turned her head and looked toward the bed with an expression of distraction and despair . Then the key clicked , the door opened , and she was out of the room . They parted as soon as he found a cab for her .
So they just stopped talking and with their jumper collars turned up and shackled in braces like dogs at a field trial they stood , immobile , patient , almost ruminant , their backs turned to the rain as sheep and cattle do . a After ...
The doctor turned on her now , speaking in that shrill voice on the point of breaking : “ Can't you understand that this woman is dying ? ” " Let her die . Let them both die . But not in this house . Not in this town .
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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