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Penelope : de mythe van de vrouw van Odysseus By Margaret Atwood Tjadine Stheeman Penelope de mythe van de vrouw van Odysseus In een prachtige meeslepende hervertelling van de mythe van Odysseus en Penelope zet Atwood een andere Penelope neer dan die we uit Odyssee kennen Atwood geeft het woord aan Penelope zelf en aan de t
  • Title: Penelope : de mythe van de vrouw van Odysseus
  • Author: Margaret Atwood Tjadine Stheeman
  • ISBN: 9789023418023
  • Page: 381
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Penelope : de mythe van de vrouw van Odysseus By Margaret Atwood Tjadine Stheeman In een prachtige meeslepende hervertelling van de mythe van Odysseus en Penelope, zet Atwood een andere Penelope neer dan die we uit Odyssee kennen Atwood geeft het woord aan Penelope zelf en aan de twaalf gehangen maagden, die een heel ander verhaal vertellen dan Odysseus.Dit boek is onderdeel van de reeks MYTHEN.De unieke reeks Mythen laat oude legenden op een eigentijdIn een prachtige meeslepende hervertelling van de mythe van Odysseus en Penelope, zet Atwood een andere Penelope neer dan die we uit Odyssee kennen Atwood geeft het woord aan Penelope zelf en aan de twaalf gehangen maagden, die een heel ander verhaal vertellen dan Odysseus.Dit boek is onderdeel van de reeks MYTHEN.De unieke reeks Mythen laat oude legenden op een eigentijdse wijze herleven Een selectie van internationale topauteurs hervertelt een mythe op een moderne en memorabele manier Zesendertig uitgevers werken in dit project samen In het najaar van 2005 startte de reeks, waarbij jaarlijks twee nieuwe delen verschijnen.
    Penelope : de mythe van de vrouw van Odysseus By Margaret Atwood Tjadine Stheeman
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    1. Margaret Atwood Tjadine Stheeman

      Margaret Atwood was born in 1939 in Ottawa and grew up in northern Ontario, Quebec, and Toronto She received her undergraduate degree from Victoria College at the University of Toronto and her master s degree from Radcliffe College.Throughout her writing career, Margaret Atwood has received numerous awards and honourary degrees She is the author of than thirty five volumes of poetry, children s literature, fiction, and non fiction and is perhaps best known for her novels, which include The Edible Woman 1970 , The Handmaid s Tale 1983 , The Robber Bride 1994 , Alias Grace 1996 , and The Blind Assassin, which won the prestigious Booker Prize in 2000 Atwood s dystopic novel, Oryx and Crake, was published in 2003 The Tent mini fictions and Moral Disorder short stories both appeared in 2006 Her most recent volume of poetry, The Door, was published in 2007 Her non fiction book, Payback Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth in the Massey series, appeared in 2008, and her most recent novel, The Year of the Flood, in the autumn of 2009 Ms Atwood s work has been published in than forty languages, including Farsi, Japanese, Turkish, Finnish, Korean, Icelandic and Estonian In 2004 she co invented the Long Pen TM.Margaret Atwood currently lives in Toronto with writer Graeme Gibson Associations Margaret Atwood was President of the Writers Union of Canada from May 1981 to May 1982, and was President of International P.E.N Canadian Centre English Speaking from 1984 1986 She and Graeme Gibson are the Joint Honourary Presidents of the Rare Bird Society within BirdLife International Ms Atwood is also a current Vice President of PEN International.


    1. we had no voice we had no namewe had no choicewe had one faceone face the same we took the blameit was no fairbut now w re herewe re all here toothe same as you The truly successful myths are those that can be retold over and over from different angles and still speak to a contemporary audience with the same intensity as to past centuries When Margaret Atwood picked up the story of Penelope and Odysseus, she kept all the familiar ideas, and yet it is an entirely modern vision, and a modern voice [...]

    2. The two of us were now proficient and shameless liars of long standing It s a wonder either one of us believed a word the other said But we did Or so we told each other Brilliant The Penelopiad is a refreshing new spin on this old myth.

    3. Often I amuse myself by trying to imagine the ideas, conversations, or circumstances that led to the writing of certain books For example, I think Philippa Gregory wrote The Other Boleyn Girl because she wanted to write a smutty romance novel disguised as history, Shakespeare probably wrote The Taming of the Shrew because someone bet him he couldn t write a play where domestic abuse is interpreted as matrimonial devotion, and Bette Green wrote Summer of My German Soldier specifically to torture [...]

    4. The Penelopiad or The Ballad of the Dead MaidsThis has been my introduction to Atwood and I have to admit that I feel slightly underwhelmed I went in with high expectations, wondering how Atwood will take the waiting widow of The Odyssey and transform it into a full length novel Turns out that she mostly indulges in recapitulating the bulk of the original with a few wild theories and speculations thrown in as supposed rumors that Penelope has gleaned in the after life.Which brings me to how the [...]

    5. The Greatness Syndrome when a book is so original, thought provoking and fantastically written that there is nothing to say about it.

    6. This was so beautifully written As someone who s fairly familiar with the myth of Penelope and Odysseus, it was quite fascinating to see how a modern day writer would spin the story Atwood did this brilliantly I love stories that write from the perspective of the main character, especially when the said character is looking back in hindsight.Very creative.

    7. In the pantheon of great Greek works the Odyssey certainly ranks among the most well known The adventures of Odysseus as he tries to win his way home from the successful Trojan War, a war that had already kept him from home for ten years Well, after another ten years of various adventures and misadventures he finally makes it home to Ithaca only to find his loyal wife, Penelope, beset by opportunistic suitors drinking his wine and eating his livestock Yada yada yada, he and his son kill all the [...]

    8. Tip If you aren t familiar with or have forgotten this Greek myth don t read the introduction to this novel as it contains spoilers I love the Greek myths I must have mean streak but I had forgotten some of this I would rather of been taken by surprise.A clever idea to feminise one of the most famous of these legends, but the start had some lazy writing Where shall I begin There are only two choices at the beginning or not at the beginning There is also that unfortunate whiff you get from Atwood [...]

    9. I m a sucker for Odysseus, as many of you know once I finish gawain s daughter, I m planning on writing the Telemakhiad, for example , so I appreciate that this doesn t make him a villian, a wife beater or somesuch.There are some excellent moments the opening line is brilliant Now that I m dead I know everything and the wordplay throughout is superb the gilded blood pudding simile trust me, it s good the relationship between the maids and Telemakhos although she doesn t expand upon it, which is [...]

    10. The Penelopiad is another installment of the Canongate Myths Series.In this installment, Margaret Atwood turns her hand to the story of Odysseus and tells the story of The Odyssey and The Iliad from the perspective of Penelope, Odysseus wife.If you have ever wondered what it would be like to read an Atwood version of Homer s anthem to heroism, it was fun I read this whilst waiting at the garage Apparently, my chuckling along persuaded the elderly gentleman next to me to co read while waiting for [...]

    11. I read this one on the recommendation of the lovely Jean at Bookishthoughts and thoroughly enjoyed it So this is a modern retelling of the story of Penelope and Odysseus which can be found in Homer s account in The Odyssey Penelope and Odysseus are well known and their story is one that has been told many times this time however we delve much deeper and Margaret Atwood shares the tale of Penelope and her aspiring suitors plus that of the twelve handmaids whom Odysseus executed upon his return I [...]

    12. Voto 4.5 stelle Ora che sono morta so tutto Cos comincia questo breve romanzo in cui Margaret Atwood riscrive magistralmente il mito del ritorno di Odisseo nella sua Itaca A parlare, per , questa volta una voce femminile, Penelope, che finalmente libera dal ti di una punizione divina, pu raccontare la sua storia e la sua verit e affrancarsi da quell iconografia che da millenni la ritrae solo come moglie fedele e madre devota Penelope ci racconta tutta la sua vita dalle origini, l infanzia segnat [...]

    13. The one where Penelope tells her story from the Underworld I made it about sixty pages before the whining got to me.Presumably the author feels that Penelope deserves better than to be a secondary character But since, when put on center stage, this universal victim Penelope never asserts herself, and is chiefly worried about whether people like her and how she s not as pretty as Helen of Troy, I d say the Odyssey did her a better turn than Atwood did.

    14. Penelope gets the shaft Come to think of it so does Clymmenstra Let s get that clear before we go any further.Homer was on to something when the he composed the most famous of all ancient works in the forms of the Iliad and the Odyssey I doubt he even knew how long the story would last and how often his name would be invoked in despair by students the world over Today, Troy and its related matter appear in a variety of forms from movies, video games, to various books.This fame of the story has a [...]

    15. I was intrigued to read a woman s point of view focused upon one of the great heroines of Homer s Odyssey in Penelope Homer s work is, of course, an epic masterpiece which has endured for than four milennia and it is nearly impossible to do justice to this legend of incredible, ancient genius I was disappointed in several places by Atwood s rather shallow depictions of the characters of both Odysseus and Penelope who were both courageous and brilliant in their own ways in Homer s tale Penelope [...]

    16. A questo punto mi sembra giusto accennare anche alle chiacchiere calunniose che circolano sul mio conto da due o tremila anni Tutte bugie Ci sono due elementi che M.A ci indica come propulsori di questa rilettura omerica in primo luogo, a dispetto di ci che si crede, l Odissea solo una di varie versioni del mito raccontato in maniera diversa a seconda della regione in cui ci si trova Si , pertanto, cercato di dare spazio anche ad altre tradizioni orali Il secondo elemento, invece, cos annunciato [...]

    17. An interesting exploration of the back story behind Homer s tale.Penelope is left behind when Odysseus goes off to the Trojan war For ten years of war and then a further ten years of gallivanting around the Med, Penelope waits patiently at home for her man.Odysseus gets to fight Cyclops, dodge sirens and sleep with goddesses, whilst Penelope brings up their son and a ravenous set of youths circle around the rich widow She gets her maids to see to the amorous suitors whilst desperately seeking ne [...]

    18. Margaret Atwood has a brilliant mind, and I think this book is a brilliant way to start the Canongate Myth series with a story that illustrates the various ways a myth can be interpreted Who is telling the truth Is there only one truth If so, can it be known This may seem like a slight read, but underneath it has a lot to say about these questions, about the nature of silence and storytelling itself, including unexpected danger when perhaps you think you ve got everything covered

    19. I tried I know no one s going to believe me, but I tried to like this, I swear I didn t, though Frankly, the fact that I made it through the book is an accomplishment.I guess it s a classic Margaret Atwood theme that women are mean to each other And I guess, it s an indictment That if it s bad when men treat women poorly and it is , that it s utterly inforgivable when women treat other women poorly But, I don t know that shoving that theme onto these characters serves anyone very well Nothing wa [...]

    20. Initially, I was intrigued by the premise of this book A modern day retelling of Homer s The Odyssey, the book is narrated by Penelope, the loyal and steadfast wife who waited for Odysseus s return for twenty years Atwood shifts the focus to the marginalized female others, particularly the 12 maids who were hung at Odysseus s return For those whose recollections of The Odyssey are cobwebby, a bit of background After serving in the Trojan War, Odysseus sets sail for home but is sidetracked by sid [...]

    21. When it was announced that Canongate was asking famous writers to retell a myth of their choosing, I had a huge grin on my face I mean, what a great idea Atwood sets her sight on Penelope, wife of Odysseus, cousin of Helen, and gives us her retelling of The Odyssey.This is a very different perspective, not just in relation to gender but also setting, since Penelope is narrating from the Underworld today 21st century Indeed, her voice is very modern, simple, matter of fact, witty and not devoid o [...]

    22. Pokusala sam poceti pisati komentar na ovaj knjizuljak, ali sve sto mi je dolazilo instinktivno se moze svest na beskrajno puno srca, awwwicha i srece I tako barem 100 puta Atwoodica je predivno bice i to vec svi znaju, ali Penelopijada je posebno slatka Zato jer je britka, jer gada u bit i jer poetizira mitsku pricu na logican nacin s obzirom na stajaliste danasnjeg covjeka, a pritom, premda jest cinicna nije cinicna bez pokrica Atwoodica promatra svijet, a kad iz nje pocne ispadati mrak, nije [...]

    23. Wir alle kennen die Geschichte von Odysseus, der zun chst 10 Jahre lang auf Seiten der Athener in Troja k mpfte und die geniale Idee mit dem Trojanischen Pferd hatte und anschlie end 10 Jahre lang verirrt durchs Mittelmeer kreuzte, bis er den Weg nach Ithaka und zu seiner Frau Penelope wiederfand, die ihm ber all die Jahre treu blieb und sich entschlossener Avancen zahlreicher Heiratskandidaten erwehren musste Doch die Odyssee wird aus Odysseus Sicht geschildert, wie war das f r Penelope, 20 Jah [...]

    24. I m not the first to say that, even though I could hardly remember the episode of the twelve maids hanging in Penelope s myth, after reading Margaret Atwood s Penelopiad I will never forget it again As you probably know, this novella was written as part of an ambitious and interesting project called Canongate Myth Series and started by the Scottish publishing house Canongate Books, which challenged over a hundred authors to rewrite universal myths It is said that the first choice of the author w [...]

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