The Penelopiad - Canons (Paperback)Margaret Atwood (author)
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Through Atwood’s ingenious imagination, Penelope evolves from her mythical role as Odyssey’s ever-faithful wife into an unforgettable, gloriously irreverent heroine.
Penelope. Immortalised in legend and myth as the devoted wife of the glorious Odysseus, silently weaving and unpicking and weaving again as she waits for her husband's return.
Now Penelope wanders the underworld, spinning a different kind of thread: her own side of the story - a tale of lust, greed and murder.
The Myths series brings together some of the world's finest writers, each of whom has retold a myth in a contemporary and memorable way. Authors in the series include Karen Armstrong, Margaret Atwood, A.S. Byatt, David Grossman, Natsuo Kirino, Alexander McCall Smith, Philip Pullman, Ali Smith and Jeanette Winterson.
Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 168 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 13 mm
Edition: Main - Canons
'As potent as a curse' - Sunday Times
'Fabulous... Determinedly irreverent' - New York Times
'A witty desecration... Atwood plays with vigour and ingenuity' - Observer
'Atwood takes Penelope's part with tremendous verve... she explores the very nature of mythic story-telling' - Mary Beard
'Pragmatic, clever, domestic, mournful, Penelope is a perfect Atwood heroine' - Spectator
'Half Dorothy Parker, half Desperate Housewives' - Independent
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“definitely recommended if you love greek mytho”
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It was OK, i expected more of Atwood. Although it is a fairly she adds good feminist spin on the story, and a it is indeed a cautionary tale!
Original, Funny and well written. I loved it.
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