The Penelopiad: The Myth of Penelope and Odysseus by Margaret Atwood
The Penelopiad: The Myth of Penelope and Odysseus Margaret Atwood ebook
ISBN: 1841957178, 9781841957173
Publisher: Canongate U.S.
Told from the perspective of Penelope and twelve of her maids, The Penelopiad recounts what happened to everyone left behind whilst Odysseus was on his many voyages after the Trojan War. Thoughts: The good news is that The Penelopiad definitely passed the test of time for me. With The Penelopiad, Atwood does the same in reverse: in dealing with the myth of Odysseus and the fantastic world he, Penelope and the maids inhabit, she makes it seem all very plausible and human. One of the stranger parts of Odyssey is Odysseus and Telemachus' slaughtering of Penelope's maids once they regain control of his kingdom. The Penelopiad is part of the Canongate Myth series. I'm always fascinated by retellings of existing stories, especially when the story is told from the perspective of a minor character. The Penelopiad: The Myth of Penelope and Odysseus by Marget Atwood. Ever since I heard about the Read-A-Myth Challenge, so kindly hosted by JoV and Bina, I have been looking forward to reading Margaret Atwood's The Penelopiad. Atwood, Margaret: The Penelopiad: The Myth of Penelope and Odysseus. Written in 2005 as part of the Canongate Myth series, The Penelopiad is often part, as I see it, is the view of feminism Atwood leaves us with in The Penelopiad. Was Penelope as loyal and devoted as she made out to be? I am rather rapidly making my way through Canongate's Myths series and just concluded another: Marget Atwood's The Penelopiad: The Myth of Penelope and Odysseus.
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