The Resource The Penelopiad, Margaret Atwood, (electronic resource)

The Penelopiad, Margaret Atwood, (electronic resource)

Label
The Penelopiad
Title
The Penelopiad
Statement of responsibility
Margaret Atwood
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 rumors circulating about her. 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. The author of The Handmaid's Tale and The Blind Assassin presents a cycle of stories about Penelope, wife of Odysseus, through the eyes of the twelve maids hanged for disloyalty to Odysseus in his absence
Cataloging source
TEFOD
Characteristic
document
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1939-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Atwood, Margaret
Dewey number
823/.914
LC call number
PR9199.3.A8
LC item number
P46 2008eb
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Penelope (Greek mythology)
  • Odysseus (Greek mythology)
Label
The Penelopiad, Margaret Atwood, (electronic resource)
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http://goldcoast.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=83AA468B-9B67-49C4-A5E6-B31DE9CC4AAA
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Title from eBook information screen
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9781847673589
Isbn Type
(electronic bk. : Adobe Digital Editions)
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
83AA468B-9B67-49C4-A5E6-B31DE9CC4AAA
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o516364776
  • (OCoLC)516364776
System details
Requires Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 220 KB)
Label
The Penelopiad, Margaret Atwood, (electronic resource)
Link
http://goldcoast.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=83AA468B-9B67-49C4-A5E6-B31DE9CC4AAA
Publication
Note
Title from eBook information screen
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9781847673589
Isbn Type
(electronic bk. : Adobe Digital Editions)
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
83AA468B-9B67-49C4-A5E6-B31DE9CC4AAA
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o516364776
  • (OCoLC)516364776
System details
Requires Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 220 KB)

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