The Wild Palms
  • Engels
  • 304

In this feverishly beautiful novel-originally titled If I Forget Thee, Jerusalem-William Faulkner interweaves two narratives, each wholly absorbing in its own right, each subtly illuminating the other. In New Orleans in 1937, a man and a 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 own 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. The Wild Palms is grandly inventive, heart-stopping in its prose, and suffused on every page with the physical presence of the country that Faulkner made his own.

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  • : 9780679741930
  • : Engels
  • : Paperback
  • : 304
  • : oktober 1995
  • : 264
  • : 133 x 201 x 21 mm.
  • : Vintage International
  • : 20e eeuw, ca. 1900 tot ca. 1999; Familiesaga’s; Fictie: algemeen en literair; Historische romantiek