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The Hours

A Novel

By Michael Cunningham

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| Paperback | 9780312243029

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A daring, deeply affecting third novel by the author of A Home at the End of the World and Flesh and Blood.

In The Hours, Michael Cunningham, widely praised as one of the most gifted writers of his generation, draws Continue

A daring, deeply affecting third novel by the author of A Home at the End of the World and Flesh and Blood.

In The Hours, Michael Cunningham, widely praised as one of the most gifted writers of his generation, 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.

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    Eccezionale! L'ho letto dopo "carne e sangue" ed è stata la conferma che fosse nato uno Scrittore (notare la S maiuscola).

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    Lanoviaroja said on Aug 15, 2014 | Add your feedback

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    Non si può non leggere questo romanzo dopo aver apprezzato il celebre film "The Hours". Splendida e dolente l'immagine di Virginia Woolf.

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    Unteconchaplin said on Aug 12, 2014 | Add your feedback

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    Lo scrittore non poteva rendere omaggio migliore alla sua musa, Virginia Woolf. Non solo per i riferimenti, forse un po' scontati, di cui sono ricche le vite dei protagonisti, né per l'utilizzo dello stile della Woolf, come lo stream of consciouness; ...(continue)

    Lo scrittore non poteva rendere omaggio migliore alla sua musa, Virginia Woolf. Non solo per i riferimenti, forse un po' scontati, di cui sono ricche le vite dei protagonisti, né per l'utilizzo dello stile della Woolf, come lo stream of consciouness; ma perché ha saputo cogliere l'animo della tormentata scrittrice e ne ha cosparso l'intero romanzo.

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    sonietta82 said on Aug 8, 2014 | Add your feedback

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    Tre donne ritratte in tre giorni casuali della loro vita, tre approcci totalmente diversi alla vita. Un bel libro per animi sensibili...anche se Mrs D. mi è rimasta un po' indigesta.

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    Hollypenny said on Jul 17, 2014 | Add your feedback

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