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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On the evening of the wedding he and his wife went to New Orleans and spent two days in a hotel room , though they never had a honeymoon . And though they had slept in the same bed for twenty - three years now they still had no children ...
... murmurous with the ghosts of a thousand rented days and nights to which he ( though not his wife ) had closed his ... formally professing to be man and wife , as now , even though he knew better and knew that his wife knew better .
At first I used to have to watch myself , rehearse myself each time so I would be sure to say ' my wife ' or ' Mrs Wilbourne ' , then I discovered I had been watching myself for months to keep from saying it ; I have even caught myself ...
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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