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

Deft, sly and playful reworking of the Odyssey story – from the woman’s POV

This is a sharp and acerbic story, examining what it might be like to be the ‘patient woman who weaves and waits for her husband to return from derring-do and being heroic’ 292 more words

Book Review

Edinburgh Fringe #4 - Classics Retold

Today’s post is brought you by the theatre section of the Edinburgh Fringe guide (at last, I hear you cry). On my first flick through the show catalogue in June, my eye was drawn to two productions not because of the companies, the venues or the descriptions – but because of the source material. 734 more words

Edinburgh Fringe

Book Review - The Penelopiad

By Margaret Atwood
Started: 5th August 2014
Finished: 8th August 2014

I have never read anything by Margaret Atwood, however I have always wanted to read her work. 541 more words


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The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood

When Odysseus goes off to fight the Trojan War, his wife Penelope manages to keep over a hundred suitors at bay.

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