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The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood

Every so often I’m dipping back into Atwood’s back catalogue and I never fail to be impressed. The Penelopiad is a clever little novella, condensing a lot of what I love about her writing into a little over 100 pages. 487 more words


The Penelopiad - Margaret Atwood

Well. This was very very interesting indeed.

No, really. I’m using “interesting” honestly here. And I think it’s the best adjective for the book… far more than “gripping” or any of the adjectives I might usually go for. 1,059 more words


The Penelopiad

Woo! First #travelreads post!

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


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