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Autor(a) de The Hours

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About the Author

Michael Cunningham was born November 6, 1952 in Cincinnati, Ohio and grew up in Pasadena, California. He received a B.A. in English literature from Stanford University and an M.F.A. in creative writing from the University of Iowa. Cunningham is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1993 and a mostrar mais Whiting Writers' Award in 1995. In 1999, he received the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the PEN/Faulkner Award for his novel, The Hours, which was later made into an Oscar-winning 2002 movie of the same name starring Nicole Kidman, Meryl Streep and Julianne Moore. Cunningham taught at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts and in the creative writing M.F.A. program at Brooklyn College. He is a senior lecturer of creative writing at Yale University. mostrar menos

Obras de Michael Cunningham

The Hours (1998) 12,738 cópias
A Home at the End of the World (1990) 2,648 cópias
Specimen Days (2005) 1,986 cópias
Flesh and Blood (1995) 1,332 cópias
By Nightfall (2010) 1,170 cópias
The Snow Queen (2014) 598 cópias
A Wild Swan and Other Tales (2015) 380 cópias
Day (2023) 297 cópias
Evening [2007 film] (2008) — Screenwriter — 68 cópias
A Home at the End of the World [2004 film] (2004) — Screenwriter — 64 cópias
Golden States (1984) 49 cópias
Electric Literature No. 1 (2009) 16 cópias
Mr Brother (2002) 12 cópias

Associated Works

Death in Venice (1902) — Introdução, algumas edições5,363 cópias
The Voyage Out (1915) — Introdução, algumas edições2,710 cópias
The Future Dictionary of America (2004) — Contribuinte — 628 cópias
The Pilgrim Hawk (1940) — Introdução, algumas edições467 cópias
The Mrs Dalloway Reader (2003) — Contribuinte — 429 cópias
The Penguin Book of Gay Short Stories (1994) — Contribuinte — 322 cópias
The Hours [2002 film] (2002) — Novel — 275 cópias
The Letter Q: Queer Writers' Notes to their Younger Selves (2012) — Contribuinte — 263 cópias
The Best American Short Stories 1989 (1989) — Contribuinte — 190 cópias
Best American Gay Fiction 1996 (1996) — Contribuinte — 117 cópias
A Memory, a Monologue, a Rant, and a Prayer (2007) — Contribuinte — 105 cópias
Man of My Dreams: Provocative Writing on Men Loving Men (1996) — Contribuinte — 77 cópias
It Occurs to Me That I Am America: New Stories and Art (2018) — Contribuinte — 73 cópias
New Haven Noir (2017) — Contribuinte — 45 cópias
Something Inside: Conversations with Gay Fiction Writers (1999) — Contribuinte — 35 cópias


Conhecimento Comum

Nome de batismo
Cunningham, Michael
Data de nascimento
Local de nascimento
Cincinnati, Ohio, VS
Locais de residência
Cincinnati, Ohio, VS
La Cañada, Californië, VS
Stanford University (BA)
University of Iowa (MFA)
Michener Fellowship (1982)
National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship (1988)
Guggenheim Fellowship (1993)
Whiting Writers' Award (1995)
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction (1999)
PEN/Faulkner Award (1999)
Pequena biografia
Michael Cunningham (1):

Pulitzer Prize for Fiction (1999)

PEN/Faulkner Award (1999)

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgendered Book Award (1999)



2.5 stars. Neurotic, unsympathetic characters. A Woody Allen take on a Virginia Woolf book. Read Woolf instead.
Abcdarian | outras 231 resenhas | May 18, 2024 |
2021 reread. Still my favorite.
RaynaPolsky | outras 47 resenhas | Apr 23, 2024 |
This novel takes place on three separate days over three years. We meet the characters on April 5, 2019: a couple and their two children, the wife’s brother who lives with them, and the husband’s brother and his partner. None of the adults are living the lives they hoped for; everyone is unhappy to varying degrees. One year later, they are coping with the fear and uncertainty of a global pandemic but the focus is mostly on the characters’ emotional struggles and relationship issues. The virus remains mostly in the background … until it isn’t. By April 5, 2021 their lives have irrevocably changed but the unease and dissatisfaction persists.

Michael Cunningham’s writing is gorgeous, but the characters were shallow. They were unable to empathize with and support one another, and focused more on what they wanted from others than what they were able to give. I never quite understood why this was the case and it left me feeling frustrated.
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5 vote
lauralkeet | outras 21 resenhas | Apr 17, 2024 |
Excellent. The story of three lives, Virginia Woolf herself (1), a person like her but living a different but related life in another time and place (2), and a person nicknamed Mrs. Dalloway (3), and living a life a bit along the lines of Woolf's character. The day begins with the purchasing of flowers of course. Skilful writing with a very gentle and insightful touch.
diveteamzissou | outras 231 resenhas | Apr 3, 2024 |


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