Friday, June 2
The Wild Palms - William Faulkner (1939)
Wikipedia - "If I Forget Thee, Jerusalem is a novel by the American author William Faulkner published in 1939. The novel was originally published under the title The Wild Palms, which is the title of one of the two interwoven stories. ... Each story is five chapters long and they offer a significant interplay between narrative plots. 'Wild Palms' tells the story of Harry and Charlotte, who meet, fall in forbidden love, travel the country together for work, and, ultimately, experience tragedy when the abortion Harry performs on Charlotte kills her. 'Old Man' is the story of a convict who, while being forced to help victims of a flood, rescues a pregnant woman. They are swept away downstream by the flooding Mississippi, and she gives birth to a baby. He eventually gets both himself and the woman to safety and then turns himself in, returning to prison. ..."
Esoteric Symbolism and Allegory in Faulkner’s Old Man
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