After my cousin's husband died, let us call him R, I did not call her up for almost a month. Some time ago, over politics, she being polemically conservative socially, and me, an avowed liberal on paper, we might have had our small cold war (one never is sure) resulting in guarded silencing of her views... Continue Reading →
Penelopiad – Margaret Atwood
Why retell something when you can tell something? Margaret Atwood does a feminist retelling of Odyssey. She takes the point of view of Penelope and the handmaidens who were hanged by Telemachus and Odysseus. Odyssey is an engaging tale that can withstand the travails of time. Maybe it does so partly because of its style and substance,partly because it was... Continue Reading →
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