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The Penelopiad // Margaret Atwood


we had no voice

we had no name

we had no choice

we had one face

one face the same


we took the blame… 50 more words

Margaret Atwood

The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood - A Review

Published 2005, Cannongate, 221pp

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

The Penelopiad is a retelling of Homer’s Odyssey but instead of Odysseus, his wife is the protagonist . 643 more words

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Since coming back from Texas, I’ve been doing quite a lot of research and reading for my next play: The Penelopiad.

A Chorus Line 以降ちゃんと役名あり、台詞ありの役もらうの久しぶり。Melanthoはどういう子なんだろう?どうしてこういう行動をとったんだろう?I want to understand her. 129 more words


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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