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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But he and the woman and the stolen car had been captured while the second man , doubtless the actual murderer , had escaped , so that , brought to bay at last in the State's Attorney's office , harried , dishevelled and snarling ...
The woman ceased paddling , the skiff drifted on , slowing , while she looked about . “ We're done out , ” she said . The convict raised his head and also looked about . “ Out where ? ” “ I thought maybe you might know .
Then the woman spoke . She didn't move , leaning in the door , in a pair of faded and patched and filthy overalls like the two men : “ Give them some grub and tell them to get out of here . ” She moved , she crossed the deck and looked ...
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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