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The Resource The Penelopiad, Margaret Atwood

The Penelopiad, Margaret Atwood

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
Member of
Cataloging source
TEFOD
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Myths
Label
The Penelopiad, Margaret Atwood
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=257&titleID=1274134
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn886582157
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 199 pages).
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780802197832
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
9381371D-54EF-4469-82D1-F805211D2FF0
System control number
(OCoLC)886582157
Label
The Penelopiad, Margaret Atwood
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=257&titleID=1274134
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn886582157
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 199 pages).
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780802197832
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
9381371D-54EF-4469-82D1-F805211D2FF0
System control number
(OCoLC)886582157

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