Mrs Dalloway Day 4 – The Hours by Michael Cunningham

Mrs Dalloway Day 4 – The Hours by Michael Cunningham

Michael Cunningham, The Hours (Fourth Estate: 2003, 9781841150352) I hope you had a good Dalloway Day yesterday and on Monday. I did promise a Dalloway week so I thought I’d expand the Dalloway horizon today. Meet, or revisit, The Hours by Michael Cunningham. The book is a/n(?) homage, or reworking, of Mrs Dalloway. In the [...]

Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf Day 3 – A Passage

Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf Day 3 – A Passage

Virginia Woolf, Mrs Dalloway (1925) Happy Dalloway Day, again, on this Wednesday in the middle of June. In England, a bit warm, as fresh as Clarissa’s morning in the book. Today I bring you a passage I hope you will enjoy. This is Clarissa Dalloway recalling being eighteen and in love with her friend Sally. [...]

Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf Day 2 – Plot and Style

Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf Day 2 – Plot and Style

Virginia Woolf, Mrs Dalloway (1925) “If Woolf was better acquainted with profound sorrow than most, she was also, by some mysterious manifestation of will, better than almost anyone at conveying the pure joy of being alive. The quotidian pleasure of simply being present in the world.” – Michael Cunningham Mrs Dalloway follows Clarissa Dalloway as [...]

Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf Day 1 – Dalloway Day

Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf Day 1 – Dalloway Day

Virginia Woolf, Mrs Dalloway (1925) Virginia Woolf’s Mrs Dalloway is set in London on a Wednesday in the middle of June in 1923, which would make the date June 13th. While Bloomsday (which celebrates James Joyce’s Ulysses) is widely celebrated every year, Dalloway Day is a far more modest affair. There are events to mark [...]

Bewilderment by Richard Powers

Bewilderment by Richard Powers

Richard Powers, Bewilderment (Hutchinson Heinemann: 2021, 9781785152634) Check out more reviews here. Bewilderment is the story of Theo Byrne, an astrobiologist who lost his wife in an accident and is raising his son, Robin, alone. Robin is a neurodivergent 9-year-old boy, who has been diagnosed with “two Asperger’s, one probable OCD, and one possible ADHD”. [...]