The Resource The Penelopiad, Margaret Atwood

The Penelopiad, Margaret Atwood

Label
The Penelopiad
Title
The Penelopiad
Statement of responsibility
Margaret Atwood
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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
Cataloging source
Midwest
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1939-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Atwood, Margaret
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
hoopla digital
Series statement
Myths
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Penelope
  • Odysseus
  • Electronic books
Target audience
adult
Label
The Penelopiad, Margaret Atwood
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Distribution
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
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780802197832
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
11778791
Publisher number
MWT11778791
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(MWT)MWT11778791
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
The Penelopiad, Margaret Atwood
Link
Publication
Distribution
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
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780802197832
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
11778791
Publisher number
MWT11778791
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(MWT)MWT11778791
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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