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 →

The Odyssey – The Ultimate Traveller

The Odyssey is my comfort book, a book that I have fashioned my life after to a large extent, so much so that, when I feel there is an unnameable crisis looming, of a personal or spiritual nature, I tend to read excerpts from Homer's epic. There is something that reassures me about the adventures of Odysseus... Continue Reading →

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