A blog post I wrote for the Ball State English Department Blog back in March 2013. This is a review of Margaret Atwood’s ‘The Penelopiad’
As a history and anthropology undergrad-turned-English grad student, I find it hard to resist a good retelling of Greek mythology. Though the myth of The Odyssey has been told and retold countless times, Margaret Atwood takes on the tale in an irreverent and thought-provoking manner by breathing life into Penelope, Odysseus’s faithful and patient wife. A part of Canongate’s Myths Series, The Penelopiad reinterprets the familiar legend from a woman’s perspective, exploring issues of justice, gender norms, and storytelling.
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