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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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Edinburgh Fringe #4 - Classics Retold

Today’s post is brought you by the theatre section of the Edinburgh Fringe guide (at last, I hear you cry). On my first flick through the show catalogue in June, my eye was drawn to two productions not because of the companies, the venues or the descriptions – but because of the source material. 734 more words