The Wild Palms: If I Forget Thee, Jerusalem

The Wild Palms: If I Forget Thee, Jerusalem

William Faulkner


eISBN-13: 978-0-307-79242-6

In this feverishly appealing novel--originally titled If I overlook Thee, Jerusalem via Faulkner, and now released within the authoritative Library of the USA text--William Faulkner interweaves narratives, every one absolutely soaking up in its personal correct, every one subtly illuminating the opposite. In New Orleans in 1937, a guy and a girl embark on a headlong flight into the wasteland of illicit ardour, fleeing her husband and the enticements of respectability. In Mississippi ten years past, a convict units forth throughout a flooded river, risking his personal probability at freedom to rescue a pregnant lady. From those separate tales Faulkner composes a symphony of deliverance and damnation, survival and self-sacrifice, a singular within which elemental threat is juxtaposed wiht deadly accidents of the spirit. The Wild Palms is grandly artistic, heart-stopping in its prose, and suffused on each web page with the actual presence of the rustic that Faulkner made his personal.

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