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The Penelopiad

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Only recently have I begun to discover the literary delights of Margaret Atwood. It wasn’t until a guest lecturer at University mentioned  467 more words


The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood

Genre: Mythology
Page #: 198
Publisher: Canongate US
Published in: 2005

Official Synopsis

In Homer’s account in The Odyssey, Penelope—wife of Odysseus and cousin of the beautiful Helen of Troy—is portrayed as the quintessential faithful wife, her story a salutary lesson through the ages. 284 more words

Book Reviews

Currently Reading: The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood

I said in one of my previous posts that I wanted to talk more about my current reads. So, I decided to start writing short posts such as this one in which I’m going to tell you a little bit about the book I’m reading, share some of my thoughts on it, and maybe share an interesting quote. 215 more words


The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood

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Odysseus’s story is well-known (I hope): the adventures and hijinks that took him away for twenty years from Ithaca and from his wife Penelope.  138 more words


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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

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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

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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