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The Penelopiad: The Myth of Penelope and Odysseus

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

The Penelopiad: The Myth of Penelope and Odysseus



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The Penelopiad: The Myth of Penelope and Odysseus Margaret Atwood ebook
Page: 224
ISBN: 1841957178, 9781841957173
Publisher: Canongate U.S.
Format: epub


Availibility :Usually ships in 1-2 business days. A female Odysseus, a pleasant Penelope, and feminist maids. I went to the second biggest shopping mall in the world, SM City North Edsa to see what books I could find. One of my favourites in this genre is Margaret Atwood's 2005 novella The Penelopiad. €Her twist on this well-known myth turns it on its head by giving Penelope the opportunity to tell her story in her own voice.” Margaret Atwood, Penelopiad. Doesn't quite sound like the good ol' Homeric epic we all read and loved, does it? The Penelopiad is a very creative interpretation of the Myth of Odysseus. The maids are, in many ways, more of a counterpoint to Penelope's story than the original myth because they tell an alternate tale of life in Ithaca, waiting for Odysseus to come home. The Penelopiad: The Myth of Penelope and Odysseus by Margaret Atwood. The Penelopiad: The Myth of Penelope and Odysseus by Marget Atwood. I did not find either of the books I wanted but I did find The Penelopiad, the back cover said it was a retelling of the story of Odysseus from the point of view of his wife Penelope and her maids. The Penelopiad: The Myth of Penelope and Odysseus (Myths). I'm always fascinated by retellings of existing stories, especially when the story is told from the perspective of a minor character. In Margaret Atwood's play The Penelopiad, based on Homer's epic The Odyssey, Odysseus' spouse, Penelope, is portrayed in a way we've never known her: caustic, crafty, and unflinching.