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

The Penelopiad: The Myth of Penelope and Odysseus

ISBN: 1841957178,9781841957173 | 224 pages | 6 Mb

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The Penelopiad: The Myth of Penelope and Odysseus Margaret Atwood
Publisher: Canongate U.S.

The performance features indignant young woman, Penelope, whose famous husband (none other than Odysseus himself) sails away for a journey that leaves her alone for twenty years. Loaded up on my eReader) The Penelopiad because it combined two of my favourite bookish things of 2013 so far: Margaret Atwood and twists on Greek mythology. One of my favourites in this genre is Margaret Atwood's 2005 novella The Penelopiad. The Wanderer's Goran Miletic and Emerson Csorba attended the Wednesday April 10 performance of Margaret Atwood's The Penelopiad at the downtown Citadel Theatre. Left alone for twenty years when I originally 'picked up' (i.e. Critically acclaimed when it was first published as part of Canongate's Myth series, and following a very successful adaptation by the RSC, this new edition of The Penelopiad sees Margaret Atwood give Penelope a modern and witty voice to tell her side of the story, and set the I heard the audiobook, narrated by Laural Merlington, who does a wonderful job, especially the parts where she imitates the voice of the twelve maids who were hacked off by Odysseus. "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. 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? Their review opens The Wanderer's week-long series great showing of The Penelopiad. 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.