The Penelopiad - Myths (Paperback)Margaret Atwood (author)
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Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 154 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 14 mm
Edition: Main - New cover edition
As potent as a curse. -- Lucy Hughes Hallett * * Sunday Times * *
Atwood takes Penelope's part with tremendous verve...she explores the very nature of mythic story-telling. -- Mary Beard * * Guardian * *
Atwood's typical wit and vim on fine display: with the late maids providing a Greek chorus, Penelope swoops across the centuries to pithily slate her cousin Helen of Troy, judge Odysseus and even provide a feminist viewpoint of which Homer could nary have dreamt. * * Observer * *
Pragmatic, clever, domestic, mournful, Penelope is a perfect Atwood heroine. -- Sam Leith * * Spectator * *
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