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The Penelopiad

Label
The Penelopiad
Title
The Penelopiad
Creator
Subject
Summary
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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Atwood, Margaret
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Fiction
  • Mythology
Label
The Penelopiad
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:9381371d-54ef-4469-82d1-f805211d2ff0
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780802197832
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Penelopiad
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:9381371d-54ef-4469-82d1-f805211d2ff0
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780802197832
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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