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The Penelopiad: The Myth of Penelope and Odysseus

The Penelopiad: The Myth of Penelope and Odysseus

-Margaret Atwood
-chosen by Megan Bennett

Megan Bennett

The Penelopiad and The Twelve Maids

Margaret Atwood used an interesting approach to revisit The Odyssey and remake the legendary story.

She starts off the book claiming the narrator is Penelope herself in Hades’ world. 399 more words

Greek Mythology

The Unravelling

Told Saturday, September 6 for Story Arts of Minnesota‘s PROMPT series – “Stories based on, inspired by, or tangentially related to classic works.” In this case, the classic work was The Odyssey by Homer. 2,475 more words

Storytelling

Getting Back to Penelope

I’m currently working on a story for performance at Story Arts of Minnesota’s quarterly PROMPT series.

These stories are “based on, inspired by, or tangentially related to classic work.” As I mentioned in… 947 more words

Storytelling

April 21

“Sleep is the only rest we get
It’s then we are at peace:
We do not have to mop the floor
And wipe away the grease. 149 more words

Book review - The Penelopiad - 3 1/2 stars

Margaret Atwood is one of my favourite authors so it is always with joy and great expectation that I embark on reading any book of hers. 940 more words

Books & Ideas

The Penelopiad: retelling a story/point of view

The Penelopiad, written by Margaret Atwood in 2005, is one of the most recent retellings of The Odyssey. There have been a lot throughout the centuries… 379 more words