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The PenelopiadMargaret Atwood

We all agree that The Odyssey is pretty amazing (right?). Can we all also agree that Penelope gets shafted pretty badly in it? 115 more words


Books Read in 2015 - 12. The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood

Genre: Myth, Feminist

Narrative style: first person with Greek chorus

Rating: 4/5

Published: 2005

Format: Paperback

Reading Challenges: Eclectic Reader Challenge 2015 – genre rewriting myth… 564 more words

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'The Penelopiad' by Margaret Atwood ****

Margaret Atwood’s The Penelopiad was written in 2005, as part of the Canongate Myth series in which a number of contemporary authors have undertaken the task of rewriting classic myths. 510 more words

Odysseus' Better Half: The Penelopiad - Margaret Atwood

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

A clever, witty retelling of Homer’s The Odyssey (see my review of Robert Fagles’ translation… 709 more words


Quote for Today: Margaret Atwood

Water does not resist. Water flows. When you plunge your hand into it, all you feel is a caress. Water is not a solid wall, it will not stop you. 65 more words

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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

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