BOOKS ✭ The Hours Author Michael Cunningham –

The Hours In S London, Virginia Woolf Is Fighting Against Her Rebellious Spirit As She Attempts To Make A Start On Her New Novel A Young Wife And Mother, Broiling In A Suburb Of S Los Angeles, Yearns To Escape And Read Her Precious Copy Of Mrs Dalloway And Clarissa Vaughan Steps Out Of Her Smart Greenwich Village Apartment In S New York To Buy Flowers For A Party She Is Hosting For A Dying FriendThe Hours Recasts The Classic Story Of Woolf S Mrs Dalloway In A Startling New Light Moving Effortlessly Across The Decades And Between England And America, This Exquisite Novel Intertwines The Worlds Of Three Unforgettable Women

10 thoughts on “The Hours

  1. says:

    We throw our parties we struggle to write books that do not change the world, despite our gifts and our unstinting efforts, our most extravagant hopes We live our lives, do whatever we do, and then we sleep it s as simple and ordinary as that A few jump out of windows or drown themselves or take pillsdie by accident and most of us, the vast majority, are slowly d

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    The film has always put me off reading the book In particular Nicole Kidman s tawdry depiction of Virginia Woolf as some kind of demented bag lady Surely the most unflattering cinematic portrait of any famous writer ever So the first pleasant surprise of this novel was that, far from being some kind of overly simplistic and dismissive view of Woolf as the film veered

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    Still, she loves the world for being rude and indestructible, and she knows other people must love it too, poor as well as rich, though no one speaks specifically of the reasons Why else do we struggle to go on living, no matter how compromised, no matter how harmed I m actually quite glad that I didn t have time to go to the movies in the early 2000s My first child was ne

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    I hesitated between 3 and 4 stars for this book It was beautifully written and has a somewhat unexpected and yet unsurprising ending The references to Virginia Woolf are omnipresent as she also comes to life under Cunningham s pen along with Mrs Brown and Mrs Dalloway Yes, it did relight a flame in me to read the primary Woolf works Orlando, Mrs Dalloway, To The Lighthouse, The

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    We want so much, don t we The Hours is one of the best books I have read this year It is astounding I was drawn in from the first page the writing is just beautiful prose.The setup of the novel is that we drop into the lives of 3 woman Virginia Woolf while she is beginning to write her novel Mrs Dalloway in 1923, Laura Brown, a housewife reading Mrs Dalloway in LA in 1949, and Clari

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    I approached this book in completely the wrong order By that I mean, I watched the movie first, in the theatre when it was released in 2002, having absolutely no prior idea as to what it was about I had no clue that that it was based on a Pulitzer prize winning novel, which was itself based on a novella by Virginia Woolf.The movie decimated me in a good way My best friend and I went from

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    I don t have much to say about this The words refuse to dislodge from the cobwebs of my mind I love this book.

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    Considering this is a novel which begins with a suicide and continues to develop the theme this is an incredibly uplifting novel, a lyrical celebration of life in the moment It begins with the last half an hour of Virginia Woolf s life and she, engaged in the writing of Mrs Dalloway, will be the subject of one of the novel s three narratives, each of which cover a single day in the characters live

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    Book Circle Reads 20Rating 4.75 of fiveThe Publisher Says In The Hours, Michael Cunningham, who is recognized as one of our very best writers Richard Eder, Los Angeles Times , draw inventively on the life and work of Virginia Woolf to tell the story of a group of contemporary characters who are struggling with the conflicting claims of love and inheritance, hope and despair.The novel opens with an evoc

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    In 1941, Virginia Woolf put rocks in her coat pockets, waded into a river, and drowned herself That was the prologue a disquieting start to The Hours, a book I started reading with nary an inkling of its subject matter Little did I know that The Hours was anchored in the life of Virginia Woolf and that of Mrs Dalloway, one of her fictional characters I read To the Lighthouse and Mrs Dalloway when I was too

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