Thursday, January 22, 2009
The Romanian publishing house LEDA has started publishing entries from Canongate's Myth Series, a line of novellas by different authors revising tales from mythology.
The Penelopiad is the story of the return home of Odysseus after his long journey, told from the point of view of his wife Penelope. The book is engaging and entertaining. The author, Margaret Atwood, sticks to the story from The Odyssey but shows it from the viewpoint of Penelope, to whom she lends the voice of a twenty-first-century woman with cheeky remarks. If interested in myths up-dated, you should read it.
BTW, what do you know about myths? Could you name a mythological character?
Here's a little help.
Care for a quiz?