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The Penelopiad: The Myth of Penelope and Odysseus
The Penelopiad: The Myth of Penelope and Odysseus

The Penelopiad: The Myth of Penelope and Odysseus by Margaret Atwood

The Penelopiad: The Myth of Penelope and Odysseus



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The Penelopiad: The Myth of Penelope and Odysseus Margaret Atwood ebook
ISBN: 1841957178, 9781841957173
Format: epub
Publisher: Canongate U.S.
Page: 224


A review, and links to other information about and reviews of The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood. In The Penelopiad, she focuses on the terrible fate of Penelope's twelve maids, strung up by the neck by Odysseus and his son Telemachus once they have butchered Penelope's 120 suitors who endlessly harassed her in the 20 years of Odysseus' absence. Tonight I am thinking of Margaret Atwood's The Penelopiad, a book I read just prior to Kundera's Identity. And it's been a long time since I've read any Atwood, so I had no idea what might happen as I started reading. Margaret Atwood : The Penelopiad: The Myth of Penelope and Odysseus (Myths, The) ? The maids are, in many ways, more of a counterpoint to Penelope's story than the original myth because they tell an alternate tale of life in Ithaca, waiting for Odysseus to come home. The Myth of Penelope and Odysseus; A volume in Canongate's The Myths-series. So when I picked up The Penelopiad, I wasn't sure what to expect. Critically acclaimed when it was first published as part of Canongate's Myth series, and following a very successful adaptation by the RSC, this new edition of The Penelopiad sees Margaret Atwood give Penelope a modern and witty voice to tell her side of the story, and set the I heard the audiobook, narrated by Laural Merlington, who does a wonderful job, especially the parts where she imitates the voice of the twelve maids who were hacked off by Odysseus. The Penelopiad is an exquisitely narrated re-imagining of Homer's Odyssey, from the perspective of Penelope, faithful wife of Odysseus, who waited twenty years for him to return from fighting the Trojan War. The Penelopiad is the retelling of the myth of Penelope and Odysseus, with Penelope as our narrator. Title: The Penelopiad: The Myth of Penelope and Odysseus (Myths, The). I liked the subversive After Atwood's The Penelopiad, I'm reading Jeanette Winterson's Weight and Karen Armstrong's A Short History of Myth, another title in the Canongate Myth series. Originally written as a novella by Atwood and then adapted for the stage The verbal digs between her and her cousin, Helen of Troy, brought a human face to both these two heroines of mythology. With The Penelopiad, Atwood does the same in reverse: in dealing with the myth of Odysseus and the fantastic world he, Penelope and the maids inhabit, she makes it seem all very plausible and human. This book was This one by Margaret is a bit of a different slant on the myth of Penelope and Odysseus. This is the fourth book in the Canongate Myths Series that I've read, and incidentally, my first Margaret Atwood. Penelope – Odysseus' wife – is dead.

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