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Who's Afraid of... Nicole Kidman?

abstract:The portrayal of the writer Virginia Woolf in the movie The Hours has some Woolf aficionados up in arms.


February 15, 2003
— "The imitation of Virginia Woolf's writing was presumptuous. The obsession with her suicide irritating. The absence of her politics vexing. And the Nose? Don't get them started on the Nose."


In a story in The New York Times, journalist Patricia Cohen reports that many Woolf scholars are fuming over the writer's portrayal in both the book and the movie The Hours as a dowdy and helpless invalid, neurotically obsessed by suicide.


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