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Cunningham, Michael 1952-

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Works: 310 works in 1,193 publications in 24 languages and 30,786 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Drama  Film adaptations  Dictionaries  Suspense fiction  Exhibition catalogs  Young adult works  Love stories 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Performer, Bibliographic antecedent, Translator, Author of introduction, Scenarist, Interviewee, Creator, Editor, Narrator, Speaker, Contributor
Classifications: PS3553.U484, 813.54
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The hours by Michael Cunningham( Book )
207 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in 17 languages and held by 6,267 libraries worldwide
In a novel of love, family inheritance, and desperation, the author offers a fictional account of Virginia Woolf's last days and her friendship with a poet living in his mother's shadow
Specimen days by Michael Cunningham( Book )
69 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in 13 languages and held by 2,954 libraries worldwide
'Specimen Days' is a novel made up of three linked visionary narratives about the relationship between man and machine. The first narrative, a ghost story set at the height of the Industrial Revolution, tells the story of man-eating machines. An ecstatic boy, barely embodied in the physical world, speaks in the voice of the great visionary poet Walt Whitman. He works at an oppressive factory connected to the making of a mysterious substance with some universal function and on which the world's economy somehow depends. The slight boy can barely operate the massive machine which speaks to him in the voice of his devoured brother. A woman who was to have married the brother is now the object of obsessive interest by the boy. In a city in which all are mastered by the machine, the boy is convinced that the woman must be saved before she too is devoured. This grisly but ultimately transformative story establishes three main characters who will appear, reincarnated, in the other two sections of this startling modern novel. The boy, the man and the woman are each in search of some sort of transcendence as is made manifest by the recurrence of the words of Whitman ('It avails not, neither distance nor place...I am with you, and know how it is'). In part two, a noir thriller set in the early years of our current century, the city is at threat from maniacal bombers, while the third and last part plays with the sci-fi genre, taking our characters centuries into the future. The man who was devoured by a machine in part one is now literally a machine - a robot who becomes fully human before our eyes. The woman is a refugee from another part of the universe, a warrior in her native land but a servant on this planet. -- Publisher description
By nightfall by Michael Cunningham( Book )
67 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 2,939 libraries worldwide
Peter and Rebecca Harris--mid-forties denizens of Manhattan's SoHo, he a dealer, she an editor--are admirable, enviable contemporary urbanites with every reason, it seems, to be happy. Then Rebecca's much younger look-alike brother, Ethan (known in the family as Mizzy, "the mistake"), shows up for a visit
A home at the end of the world by Michael Cunningham( Book )
108 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in 12 languages and held by 2,434 libraries worldwide
In New York after college, Bobby moves in with Jonathan and his roommate, Clare, a veteran of the city's erotic wars. Bobby and Clare fall in love, scuttling the plans of Jonathan, who is gay, to father Clare's child. Then, when Clare and Bobby have a baby, the three move to a small house upstate to raise "their" child together and create a new kind of family
Flesh and blood by Michael Cunningham( Book )
55 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,720 libraries worldwide
The story of Constantine Stassos, a Greek immigrant. He marries an Italian girl, they have three children and he becomes a rich construction boss. After which it's downhill all the way: drugs, sex and the generation gap. The parents divorce, a son becomes a homosexual, the daughter has an illegitimate black baby. By the author of A Home at the End of the World
The snow queen by Michael Cunningham( Book )
20 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and Dutch and held by 1,635 libraries worldwide
A heartbroken man turns to religion after seeing a vision in the sky above Central Park while his musician brother takes drugs he thinks will help him compose a ballad for his seriously ill wife. This novel begins with a vision. It's November 2004. Barrett Meeks, having lost love yet again, is walking through Central Park when he is inspired to look up at the sky; there he sees a pale, translucent light that seems to regard him in a distinctly godlike way. Barrett doesn't believe in visions, or in God, but he can't deny what he's seen. At the same time, in the not-quite-gentrified Bushwick neighborhood of Brooklyn, Tyler, Barrett's older brother, a struggling musician, is trying and failing to write a wedding song for Beth, his wife-to-be, who is seriously ill. Tyler is determined to write a song that will be not merely a sentimental ballad but an enduring expression of love. Barrett, haunted by the light, turns unexpectedly to religion. Tyler grows increasingly convinced that only drugs can release his creative powers. Beth tries to face mortality with as much courage as she can summon. The author follows the Meeks brothers as each travels down a different path in his search for transcendence. He demonstrates a profound empathy for his conflicted characters and a singular understanding of what lies at the core of the human soul
Evening ( visu )
13 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 1,281 libraries worldwide
Overcome by the power of memory, Ann Lord reveals a long-held secret to her concerned daughters, Constance and Nina. Both are bedside when Ann calls out for the man she loved more than any other. Her daughters wonder who the man, Harris, is and about his relationship with their mother. Constance and Nina try to take stock of Ann's life as their mother is tended to by a night nurse as she journeys into her mind back to a summer weekend some fifty years before, before she was married, going from New York City to be maid of honor at the high-society Newport wedding of her dearest friend from college. Unexpected feelings surge forth once Ann meets wedding guest Harris Arden, a lifelong friend and intimate of the Wittenborn family. Ann's love for Harris will change her life, and those of her daughters, forever
Smart things to know about e-commerce by Michael Cunningham( file )
4 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 1,205 libraries worldwide
The hours by Michael Cunningham( Sound Recording )
36 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 901 libraries worldwide
Intertwines the stories of three women linked by their relationship to Virginia Woolf's 1925 novel Mrs. Dalloway: Woolf herself, in the throes of writing Mrs. Dalloway and contemplating suicide; Laura, a young wife and mother suffocating in the confines of her tidy life in Los Angeles in 1949; and Clarissa, who is giving a party in the present in New York City for her closest friend, Richard, a writer dying of AIDS
By nightfall by Michael Cunningham( Sound Recording )
14 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 866 libraries worldwide
Art dealer Peter Harris and his wife, editor Rebecca, are living the quintessential Manhattan urban life with a comfortable apartment, a savory reputation, and boundless happiness. However, when Rebecca's younger brother Ethan walks back into the picture after years of drug problems, Peter starts questioning both his career and personal life
The snow queen : a novel by Michael Cunningham( Sound Recording )
11 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 717 libraries worldwide
Barrett Meeks, having lost love yet again, is walking through Central Park when he is inspired to look up; he sees a pale, translucent light that seems to regard him in a distinctly godlike way. At the same time, in Brooklyn, Tyler, Barrett's older brother, a struggling musician, is trying to write a song for Beth, his wife-to-be, who is seriously ill. Barrett, haunted by the light, turns unexpectedly to religion, while Tyler grows increasingly convinced that only drugs can release his creative
Specimen days by Michael Cunningham( Sound Recording )
23 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 700 libraries worldwide
In a novel of human progress and social decline, three characters are seen in three different eras: the Industrial Revolution; the 21st century and 150 years into the future as the poet Walt Whitman presides over each episode
A home at the end of the world by Michael Mayer( visu )
11 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 679 libraries worldwide
Als twee boezemvrienden elkaar na twintig jaar weer tegenkomen in New York, onstaat er een driehoeksverhouding tussen hen en een vriendin
A home at the end of the world by Michael Cunningham( Sound Recording )
11 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 461 libraries worldwide
Story of two boyhood friends, Jonathan, lonely, introspective and unsure of himself; and Bobby, hip, dark, and inarticulate. In New York after college, Bobby moves in with Jonathan and his roommate, Clare, a veteran of the city's erotic wars. Bobby and Clare fall in love, scuttling the plans of Jonathan, who is gay, to father Clare's child. Then, when Clare and Bobby have a baby, the three move to a small house upstate to raise "their" child together and create a new kind of family
I am not this body : photographs by Barbara Ess( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 387 libraries worldwide
"Barbara Ess is renowned for her unparalleled use of the pinhole camera, and her effort to "photograph what cannot be photographed" - the unseen world of sensation, thought, and emotion. The haunting images she has created over the last twenty years are gathered in the lushly produced I Am Not This Body, her first major publication." "Using the most basic photographic means, a camera with a tiny, lensless aperture, Ess describes the mystery and possibility that lies beneath the apparently mute surfaces of everyday objects. Due to the short focal length of her camera, her subtly-toned compositions plunge towards their luminous centers, their edges shrouded in darkness. Ess's subject matter is complex: the nature of identity; the primal forces and seductions of the natural world; and the interior and exterior lives of the self. She has an uncanny ability to describe and draw meaning from the world, in all its intricately-woven opacity." "Ess's is a conscious quest: to explore "ambiguous perceptual boundaries: between people, between the self and the not-self, between in here and out there." Her photographs insist that life is subjective; reality includes a perceiver, through whom experience is filtered. The psychologically charged photographs in I Am Not This Body probe the primary and personal, and activate the viewer's own imagination and memories. The strange and affecting images Ess coaxes from her primitive instrument are both utterly simple and richly profound."--BOOK JACKET
Golden states by Michael Cunningham( Book )
3 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 315 libraries worldwide
David Stark, an adolescent and mainstay of a family of women nearing physical or emotional collapse, hitchhikes from Southern California to San Francisco to locate a wandering sister and encounters adulthood
Webster's New World rhyming dictionary : Clement Wood's updated by Clement Wood( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 296 libraries worldwide
Categorizes and cross-references 60,000 English words into 1,500 phonetically correct rhyming groups, including single, double, and triple rhymes
The hours by Stephen Daldry( visu )
47 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 237 libraries worldwide
Een dag uit het leven van drie vrouwen in verschillende tijdsperioden, met als bindend element de roman 'Mrs. Dalloway' van Virginia Woolf
Laws for creations by Walt Whitman( Book )
4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 212 libraries worldwide
Death in Venice by Thomas Mann( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 131 libraries worldwide
Celebrated novella of a middle-aged German writer's tormented passion for a Polish youth met on holiday in Venice, and its tragic consequences. Powerful evocation of the mysterious forces of death and disintegration in the midst of existence, and the isolation of the artist in 20th-century life
 
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Alternative Names
Cunningham, Michael
Kaningems, Maikls 1952-
Kinniǧhām, Māykil 1952-
カニンガム, マイケル
Languages
English (524)
French (40)
Italian (32)
Spanish (27)
Dutch (22)
German (16)
Catalan (13)
Polish (10)
Czech (10)
Portuguese (9)
Japanese (6)
Chinese (6)
Croatian (5)
Hungarian (5)
Multiple languages (3)
Korean (3)
Persian (2)
Hebrew (2)
Turkish (2)
Arabic (1)
Greek, Modern [1453- ] (1)
Bulgarian (1)
Serbian (1)
Slovak (1)
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