The Hours (2020)

The Hours Michael Cunningham The Hours Passionate profound and deeply moving The Hours is the story of three women Clarissa Vaughan who one New York morning goes about planning a party in honor of a beloved friend Laura Brown who in a
  • Title: The Hours
  • Author: Michael Cunningham
  • ISBN: 9780312305062
  • Page: 192
  • Format: Paperback
The Hours Michael Cunningham Passionate, profound, and deeply moving, The Hours is the story of three women Clarissa Vaughan, who one New York morning goes about planning a party in honor of a beloved friend Laura Brown, who in a 1950s Los Angeles suburb slowly begins to feel the constraints of a perfect family and home and Virginia Woolf, recuperating with her husband in a London suburb, and begPassionate, profound, and deeply moving, The Hours is the story of three women Clarissa Vaughan, who one New York morning goes about planning a party in honor of a beloved friend Laura Brown, who in a 1950s Los Angeles suburb slowly begins to feel the constraints of a perfect family and home and Virginia Woolf, recuperating with her husband in a London suburb, and beginning to write Mrs Dalloway By the end of the novel, the stories have intertwined, and finally come together in an act of subtle and haunting grace, demonstrating Michael Cunnningham s deep empathy for his characters as well as the extraordinary resonance of his prose.
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  1. Jeffrey Keeten

    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 pills die by accident and most of us, the vast majority, are slowly devoured by some disease or, if we ve very fortunate, by time itself It s about the hours right Those few precious hours over a lifeti [...]

  2. Michael Finocchiaro

    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 Waves and reminded me of the one I did read A Room of One s Own , but still, something about it felt a little superfici [...]

  3. Richard Derus

    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 evocation of Woolf s last days before her suicide in 1941, and moves to the stories of two modern A [...]

  4. AMEERA

    three stories complicated i feel like doesn t understand anything blow my mind but still was something beautiful about it

  5. Sammy

    Okay, let s be honest, the only reason this book isn t getting a D is because the language was very beautiful most of the time It was beautiful when it wasn t beating me over the head with the whole, Look how eloquently I can write and use big words and sound smart Don t you feel smart just reading it Oh, wait you just feel stupid, huh Which, honestly, wasn t that much, but it was enough to annoy me.The problem I had with the whole story was that I could not find sympathy in any of the character [...]

  6. Diane Wallace

    Good read very intriguing.als with three women that are intertwine and connected by different time period through a simple book.well written paperback

  7. Tea Jovanović

    Prevod je na alost ispao najve a bruka NK, ali nisam imala uticaja na izbor prevodioca Preporuka itajte je isklju ivo u originalu dok se ne pojavi neki nov prevod na srpski ili itajte hrvatski prevod

  8. Aoibhínn

    I gave the novel one star simply because wouldn t let me give it zero The book is about three self absorbed, whiny and spoiled women, all from different eras, complaining and whining about their lives, even though, they essentially have it all wealth, love, family, friends, etc The book is vile The characters are repulsive and the plot is tiresome I keep asking myself how on earth did this novel win a Pulitzer Prize There s a huge red sticker on the front of the cover, of the novel, proudly adve [...]

  9. Delphine Lurin

    Tick, Mrs Dalloway Tock, Mrs Woolf Tick, Mrs Brown Tock, Mrs Dalloway again.Reviewing The Hours I find myself stuck somewhere in between tick and tock Reading a novel, poem, play, screenplay, it s often easy for me to lose touch with reality and completely absorb myself into the world of a story I lose touch with myself The sounds around me The smells hovering under my nose The world happening around me Time elapses into nothingness.The Hours, however, made me fully aware of my position in reali [...]

  10. Vitor Martins

    engra ado porque As Horas uma hist ria que eu sempre ouvi as pessoas comentando sobre principalmente por causa do filme e, ainda assim, eu n o tinha a MENOR IDEIA do que ia encontrar quando comecei a ler Pra come ar, eu n o sabia que esse livro GAY E SAPAT O ALL OVER IT e quando as coisas iam acontecendo eu ficava t o envolvido que mesmo com a escrita um pouco densa e os par grafos imensos, n o d vontade de parar de ler.A narrativa desse livro muito mais focada no fluxo de pensamento do que em s [...]

  11. minervasowl

    I m a little ashamed to admit that I read this book because Oprah told me to.Actually Oprah, Meryl Streep, Julianne Moore and Nicole Kidman told me to.It must have been a Thursday or Friday afternoon because those were the days off the last time I had a job for which I worked weekends.The episode with these three ladies was a little unconventional for Oprah Rather than conducting an interview from her usual studio, she met them for tea in a fancy hotel And it didn t so much seem like an intervie [...]

  12. Brian

    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 Clarissa a woman who seems to be a real life Mrs Dalloway in current NYC Although this premise is intriguing it pales in [...]

  13. Vanessa

    I m not entirely sure why I liked this novel as much as I did plot wise it s quite hard to sum up any than what is already given in the blurb.Cunningham portrays a day of the live in three very different but very connected women Clarissa Vaughan, a middle aged woman living in New York in the 1990s Laura Brown, a young house wife in 1940s Los Angeles and Virginia Woolf herself in 1920s London, or thereabouts Virginia Woolf has just begun writing Mrs Dalloway, Laura Brown is trying to find time i [...]

  14. Peter

    When you read a book like The Hours, you have to decide whether you want to see it as a work in its own right or as an illumination of something else In this case, The Hours can either be seen as a standalone novel telling the parallel stories of three women in three time periods or as a complementary text to Virginia Woolf s Mrs Dalloway I struggled with The Hours Full disclosure I struggled with it mostly because I heard Michael Cunningham speak at a screening, and he was an arrogant, pompous [...]

  15. T4ncr3d1

    Non credo che due persone avrebbero potuto essere pi felici di quanto siamo stati noi Scrivere una recensione, o anche uno straccio soltanto di commento su questo piccolo capolavoro impresa quanto mai ardua ed impossibile Potrei provarci e riprovarci rimmarebbe sempre la sensazione di non aver reso per nulla la grandezza e la perfezione di questo gioiello della letteratura contemporanea Allora potrei anche dire solo questo Vi basti questo qualunque recensione non pu nemmeno lontanamente rapprese [...]

  16. Donna

    BRILLIANT BRILLIANT BRILLIANT I loved loved LOVED this book Every word, every page Fantastic writing, intricate structure, amazing insights I have LOADS of passages earmarked This is definitely a must read again and again and again and again I never cry when I read books this time I cried.FAVOURITE QUOTE It had seemed like the beginning of happiness, and Clarissa is still sometimes shocked, than thirty years later, to realize that it was happiness that the entire experience lay in a kiss and a [...]

  17. Jasmine

    There s just this for consolation an hour here or there when our lives seem, against all odds and expectations, to burst open and give us everything we ve ever imagined, though everyone but children and perhaps even they knows these hours will inevitably be followed by others, far darker and difficult p 225

  18. K.D. Absolutely

    I saw the movie I read Virginia Woolf s Mrs Dalloway 2 stars and finally read this book.This is an easier read than Mrs Dalloway because this uses contemporary English Well, that thin book by Woolf was one of the first few classics that I had read upon joining and I knew I must have missed somethings that was why I just found it okay 2 stars I should read it again someday.The movie stayed true to this book so it was not hard to imagine the scenes described in here even if I saw it than a decade [...]

  19. Helene Jeppesen

    There is no doubt that with this book, Michael Cunningham has done a beautiful job at interweaving the lives of Virginia Wolff, the author, and Clarissa Dalloway, one of his most famous fictional characters I was constantly surprised when reading through the 180 pages because I kept finding relations and connections that I hadn t seen before Even though I have watched the movie starring three of my favourite actresses, I think that the books gives you SO much of an insight into these hidden gem [...]

  20. Dorotea

    I ll write a better review later, I want to collect all my thoughts and all my feelings , but I have been out all day and I just want to go to sleep right now BUT I do want to write about this marvellous book Undecided whether to see the movie before or after, I opted for watching parts of it I divided it into thirds and after reading the related parts I think it was the right choice, because it helped me dilute the book and therefore savour it, and compare the two of them The book is so much be [...]

  21. Jonathan Terrington

    The Hours curiously begins with an ending Yet, before that ending, one the first leaflet one can note a quote from Jorge Luis Borges poem The Other Tiger It is fascinating that Michael Cunningham chose to use such a quote, considering Borges fascination with labyrinths and metalanguage For Cunningham has, in essence, created a convoluted labyrinth purely out of metalanguage A labyrinth that ends precisely where it begins as it weaves a path through history Yet this labyrinth is also in some degr [...]

  22. Chrissie

    What has happened to me I started this book extremely annoyed and ended up liking it Why Why Why I don t quite know I have to thinkBy the book s end I know the central characters Who are they Let me start here The book follows three women First there is Virginia Woolf She is recovering from headaches, terrible headaches She is and was manic depressive The date of this thread is 1923 and Virginia is cared for, watched over or you might say even repressively ordered around by her dear husband who [...]

  23. Madalena

    I really enjoyed this book I enjoyed that it was beautifully written, even if sometimes too beautiful the kind of writing that makes you stop reading and think about it Anyway, I m always pleased at words that sound good togther, that look nice together, and I think the author s consistently good at it.Plot wise, I had seen the film before I read it, and although I didnt really remember much details, I think that helped me not getting confused about the characters, names, relationships, etc It s [...]

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