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The Penelopiad : Monnik Beer Co.

Plot Summary

Did you ever wonder what Penelope was up to while Odysseus was out gallivanting across the Mediterranean? In this tell-all,  she gives her side of the story, which differs in surprising ways from Homer’s version of events. 1,141 more words

The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood

2 stars

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The Penelopiad is quite a strange book and I’m still not entirely sure what I think of it. 554 more words

Book Reviews

Preview: The Penelopiad

20 November 2013, Varsity Online Culture Section

Homer’s story of Odysseus, the Trojan hero and model of masculinity, is almost universally known in the West: the brave soldier endeavouring to return home to Ithaca, the battles with sirens and sea creatures he faces, and the paradigm of all wifely goodness, Penelope, waiting on her isle with tapestry in hand. 589 more words


The Penelopiad | Review

2.5 stars

This was not what I was expecting. And let me just say that while I didn’t hate it, I definitely didn’t love it. … 319 more words