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The Penelopiad (Canongate Myths)

Atwood, Margaret

ISBN 10: 1841957984 / 1-84195-798-4
ISBN 13: 9781841957982
Publisher: Canongate U.S.
Publication Date: 2006
Binding: Softcover
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Margaret Atwood returns with a shrewd, funny, and insightful retelling of the myth of Odysseus from the point of view of Penelope. Describing her own remarkable vision, the author writes in the foreword, “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.” One of the high points of literary fiction in 2005, this critically acclaimed story found a vast audience and is finally available in paperback.

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Book Description: CANONGATE BOOKS, United Kingdom, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. 205 x 120 mm. Language: English Brand New Book. The story of Penelope -- as told by herself. In The Odyssey, Penelope -- daughter of King Icarius of Sparta, and the cousin of the beautiful Helen of Troy -- is portrayed as the quintessential faithful wife. Atwood s dazzling retelling of the old myth is as haunting as it is wise and compassionate, as disturbing as it is entertaining. With incomparable wit and verve, she gives the story of Penelope new life and reality. Homer s Odyssey is not the only version of the story. Mythic material was originally oral, and also local--a myth would be told one way in one place and quite differently in another. I have drawn on material other than The Odyssey, especially for the details of Penelope s parentage, her early life and marriage, and the scandalous rumours circulating about her. I ve chosen to give the telling of the story to Penelope and to her 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. --from Margaret Atwood s Introduction to The Penelopiad From the Hardcover edition. Bookseller Inventory # AAC9781841957982

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Book Description: CANONGATE BOOKS, United Kingdom, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. 205 x 120 mm. Language: English Brand New Book. The story of Penelope -- as told by herself. In The Odyssey, Penelope -- daughter of King Icarius of Sparta, and the cousin of the beautiful Helen of Troy -- is portrayed as the quintessential faithful wife. Atwood s dazzling retelling of the old myth is as haunting as it is wise and compassionate, as disturbing as it is entertaining. With incomparable wit and verve, she gives the story of Penelope new life and reality. Homer s Odyssey is not the only version of the story. Mythic material was originally oral, and also local--a myth would be told one way in one place and quite differently in another. I have drawn on material other than The Odyssey, especially for the details of Penelope s parentage, her early life and marriage, and the scandalous rumours circulating about her. I ve chosen to give the telling of the story to Penelope and to her 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. --from Margaret Atwood s Introduction to The Penelopiad From the Hardcover edition. Bookseller Inventory # AAC9781841957982

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