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The Penelopiad

The Myth of Penelope & Odysseus: Text Myth Series

Margaret Atwood

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Penguin
24 October 2005
Series: The Myths
The series that began in October with Karen Armstrong's compelling A Short History of Myth continues, with electrifying new works of fiction from two of the world's most loved writers. Booker Award-winner Margaret Atwood, who has reworked the traditional telling of the Odyssey narrative, says- I've chosen to give the telling of the story to Penelope and to the twelve hanged maids. The maids form a chanting and singing chorus which focuses on two questions that must pose themselves after any close reading of The Odyssey- what led to the hanging of the maids, and what was Penelope really up to? The story as told in The Odyssey doesn't hold water; there are too many inconsistencies. I've always been haunted by the hanged maids; and in The Penelopiad, so is Penelope herself.
By:   Margaret Atwood
Imprint:   Penguin
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 130mm,  Spine: 27mm
Weight:   163g
ISBN:   9781920885953
ISBN 10:   1920885951
Series:   The Myths
Publication Date:   24 October 2005
Audience:   College/higher education ,  General/trade ,  Primary ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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