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The Penelopiad: The Myth of Penelope and Odysseus

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
Publisher: Canongate U.S.
Page: 224
Format: epub
ISBN: 1841957178, 9781841957173


Margaret Atwoods Penelopiad is a sharp, brilliant and tender revision of a story at the heart of our culture: the myths about Penelope and Odysseus. One of the stranger parts of Odyssey is Odysseus and Telemachus' slaughtering of Penelope's maids once they regain control of his kingdom. While the story is touted as a retelling of The Odyssey from Penelope's point of view, I find it to be so After all, The Odyssey follows Odysseus who is nowhere near Penelope (geographically speaking), so The Penelopiad adds to the story rather than retells it. A Bit of a Ramble The Penelopiad is the first of the Canongate Myths, a series of myths, fables, and folktales rewritten with a spin by contemporary authors. By Nadine Millar • April 3, 2013. The Penelopiad (Canongate Myths) The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood where the suitors start bossing her around, and ask the kids what they think *I* would do if my husband tried to tell me what to do…. The Penelopiad (2005) is another in the Canongate Myth Series, in which well-known writers retell a well-known myth. I don't know where The Odyssey, The Iliad (which I presumed had a hand in Atwood's title) and The Aenied differ, and to be honest all I knew about Penelope was garnered from a Year 7 History video, where myths were retold by a man and his You've probably heard that my father ran after our departing chariot, begging me to stay with him, and that Odysseus asked me if I was going to Ithaca with him of my own free will or did I prefer to remain with my father? 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. We have a rich discussion about what it must have been like for Penelope to have Odysseus telling her to remarry, the suitors heavying her, and her own wishes at odds with both of them for different reasons . 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. The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood. Margaret Atwood's “The Penelopiad”. In 2005, the British publishing house of Canongate began producing a series of short novels based on myths from Western and non-Western civilizations. I've already reviewed two of these – Ragnarok: The End of the Atwood is also interested in an incident in Homer's version in which, after the suitors have been dispatched, Telemachus, the son of Penelope and Odysseus, hangs twelve salve girls who are said to have consorted with the suitors.