HCSF Reading Group - "Mrs. Dalloway" by Virginia Woolf and "The Hours" by Michael Cunningham
On Sunday, April 11 at 4:30 pm, the Harvard Club of San Francisco will discuss "Mrs. Dalloway" by Virginia Woolf and "The Hours" by Michael Cunningham.
Virginia Woolf’s “Mrs. Dalloway” is a revolutionary novel of profound scope and depth, about a day in the life of a woman who runs a few errands, sees an old suitor and gives a dull party. It’s a masterpiece created out of the humblest narrative materials.
Woolf was among the first writers to understand that there are no insignificant lives, only inadequate ways of looking at them. In “Mrs. Dalloway,” Woolf insists that a single, outwardly ordinary day in the life of a woman named Clarissa Dalloway, an outwardly rather ordinary person, contains just about everything one needs to know about human life.
We have paired it with The Hours, by Pulitzer Prize Winner Michael Cunningham, which draws 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 With rare ease and assurance, Cunningham makes the two women's lives converge with Virginia Woolf's in an unexpected and heart-breaking way.
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Sunday, April 11
4:30pm - 6:00pm PT
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Harvard Club of SF Members only. Free, but RSVP required (25 registrations max)
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4:30PM - 6:00PM Sun 11 Apr 2021, Pacific timezone
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