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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Perhaps they watched the approach of the disaster with that same amazed and incredulous hope of the slaves — the lions and bears and elephants , the grooms and bathmen and pastrycooks — who watched the mounting flames of Rome from ...
He watched her , he made no further effort to help her beyond holding the skiff savagely steady while she lowered herself from the limb the entire body , the deformed swell of belly bulging the calico , suspended by its arms , thinking ...
In the gloom after the snowglare the faces vanished and only the eyes watched him out of nothing , subdued , patient , obedient , trusting and wild . " Now what ? ” he said again . Then he began to watch Charlotte and now they all ...
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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