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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


The Penelopiad

The Penelopiad
Margaret Atwood

“I don’t want
to take these women’s lives with a clean death.
They’ve poured insults on my head, on my mother,

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The Penelopiad

The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood

Canongate Books PB £8.99 or EB currently £5.69

Rating: *****

For Penelope, wife of Odysseus, maintaining a kingdom while her husband was off fighting the Trojan war was not a simple business. 758 more words

Book Reviews

Review: The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood

This was the absolute last book I read in 2015 – I read the whole thing on Christmas Day. Yes, it was a present. I’d already written my favourites of 2015 by then, but I had to revisit the thing, because this book was too good not to be on that list. 1,012 more words


"The Penelopiad" Preaches Flow, Practices Something Else

“The Penelopiad” almost hits the mark but is ill-equipped to impress. The adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s novella of the same name is wrought with awkward and static delivery of lines, rigid execution of choreography and the occasional technical difficulty, but the visual composition is magnificent. 835 more words


The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood

I had the immense pleasure of reading this book for a school project, and finished it in about a day. It’s very easy, unapologetically feminist reading and I loved every second of it. 314 more words