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Michael Cunningham on Virginia Woolf

Author of The Hours explains how reading Virginia Woolf inspired him during his teenage years
Nicole Kidman's Oscar-winning performance as Virginia Woolf in The Hours (2002)
In an article for The Guardian, Michael Cunningham discusses how his enthusiasm for the work of Virginia Woolf has shaped his life. He relates what prompted him to use her biography as the basis of his novel, The Hours (later made into an Oscar-winning film starring Nicole Kidman, Meryl Streep and Julianne Moore); he speculates on what distinguishes Woolf from that other modernist giant, James Joyce, and goes on to suggest that she is perhaps 'the greatest chronicler of the lives of women' [Read more].

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