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Penelope (Greek mythology) in literature

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Works: 25 works in 58 publications in 5 languages and 2,453 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Classifications: PA4170.P46, 883.01
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Most widely held works about Penelope (Greek mythology) in literature
    Regarding Penelope : from character to poetics by Nancy Felson( Book )
    4 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and held by 580 libraries worldwide
    Felson-Rubin begins by considering Penelope as an object of male gazes (those of Telemakhos, Odysseus, the suitors, and Agamemnon's ghost) and as a subject acting from her own desire. Focusing on how the audience might try to predict Penelope's fate when confronted with the different ways the male characters envision her, she develops the notion of "possible plots" as structures in the poem that initiate the plots Penelope actually plays out
    Taking her seriously : Penelope & the plot of Homer's Odyssey by Richard Heitman( Book )
    10 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 522 libraries worldwide
    "Through this thematic approach to the text, Penelope comes into focus as a loving wife whose role is far more important than passive fidelity to a wandering husband. Her integrity and wisdom in Odysseus's absence sets the stage for his violent and triumphant return, and secures her place as a female role model in even the most modern of contexts."--BOOK JACKET
    Penelope's renown : meaning and indeterminacy in the Odyssey by Marylin A Katz( Book )
    4 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 487 libraries worldwide
    A Penelopean poetics : reweaving the feminine in Homer's Odyssey by Barbara Clayton( Book )
    4 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 245 libraries worldwide
    Barbara Clayton's work contributes to discussions in the classics as well as literary criticism, sex and gender studies, and women's studies."--BOOK JACKET
    Eve of the festival : making myth in Odyssey 19 by Olga Levaniouk( Book )
    6 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 144 libraries worldwide
    Eve of the Festival is a study of Homeric myth-making in the first and longest dialogue between Penelope and Odysseus (Odyssey 19). The author makes a case for seeing virtuoso myth-making as an essential part of this conversation, a register of communication which provides the speakers with a coded way of exchanging their thoughts. At the core of the book is a detailed examination of several myths in the dialogue to understand what is being said and to what effect. The dialogue is interpreted as an exchange of performances which have for their occasion the eve of Apollo's festival and which amount to activating, and even enacting, the myth corresponding within the Odyssey to this ritual event. --Book Jacket
    Le chant de Pénélope : poétique du tissage féminin dans l'Odyssée by Ioanna Papadopoulou-Belmehdi( Book )
    2 editions published in 1994 in French and held by 108 libraries worldwide
    Neue Kriterien zur Odyssee-Analyse; die Wiedererkennung des Odysseus und der Penelope by Wolfgang Schadewaldt( Book )
    1 edition published in 1959 in German and held by 84 libraries worldwide
    Telemaco e Penelope nell'Odissea by Lydia Allione( Book )
    2 editions published in 1963 in Italian and held by 58 libraries worldwide
    Homer : Vorlesungen über die Odyssee by Ernst Siegmann( Book )
    2 editions published in 1987 in German and held by 52 libraries worldwide
    Penelope in the Odyssey by J. W Mackail( Book )
    3 editions published between 1915 and 1916 in English and held by 39 libraries worldwide
 
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English (34)
German (6)
French (6)
Italian (6)
Spanish (1)
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