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The Resource The hours, Michael Cunningham

The hours, Michael Cunningham

Label
The hours
Title
The hours
Statement of responsibility
Michael Cunningham
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In The Hours, Michael Cunningham draws inventively on the life and work of Virginia Woolf to tell the story of a group of contemporary characters struggling with the conflicting claims of love and inheritance, hope and despair. The narrative of Woolf's last days before her suicide early in World War II counterpoints the fictional stories of Samuel, a famous poet whose life has been shadowed by his talented and troubled mother, and his lifelong friend Clarissa, who strives to forge a balanced and rewarding life in spite of the demands of friends, lovers, and family. Passionate, profound, and deeply moving, this is Cunningham's most remarkable achievement to date
Summary
The spirit of Virginia Woolf permeates the lives of several American readers as evidenced in this trio of tales about the author Woolf, a New Yorker planning a party to honour a writer, and a young mother reading Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway.
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Storyline
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Character
Award
  • Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 1999.
  • PEN-Faulkner Award, 1999.
  • Stonewall Book Award for the Barbara Gittings Literature Award, 1999.
  • ALA Notable Book, 2000.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 1998
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022527
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1952-
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Cunningham, Michael
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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1882-1941
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Woolf, Virginia
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True
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  • Woolf, Virginia
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Women
  • New York (N.Y.)
Target audience
adult
Label
The hours, Michael Cunningham
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Winner of the Pulitzer Prize"--Cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 229-[230])
Control code
000020466189
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
229, [1] p.
Isbn
9780312243029
Label
The hours, Michael Cunningham
Publication
Note
"Winner of the Pulitzer Prize"--Cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 229-[230])
Control code
000020466189
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
229, [1] p.
Isbn
9780312243029

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