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Penelope (Greek mythology) in literature

Works: 25 works in 65 publications in 5 languages and 3,303 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Art 
Classifications: PA4170.P46, 883.01
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Publications about Penelope (Greek mythology) in literature
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 593 libraries worldwide
    She then argues that Homer's manipulation of Penelope's character maintains the narrative fluidity and the dynamics of the Odyssey, and she reveals how the oral performance of the poem teases and captivates its audience in the same way Penelope and Odysseus entrap each other in their courtship dance. Homer, Felson-Rubin further explains, exploits the similarities between the poetic and erotic domains, often using similar terminology to describe them
    Taking her seriously : Penelope & the plot of Homer's Odyssey by Richard Heitman( Book )
    8 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 526 libraries worldwide
    "Taking her seriously is a reevaluation of Penelope, one of the most universally admired female characters in Western classical literature. Casting her in a new light, Richard Heitman emphasizes the courage, steadfastness, and integrity of this iconic figure while facing potentially tragic decisions. Homer's treatment of events in Ithaca and the motivations of Penelope throughout the denser books of the Odyssey reveal a complicated, serious, independent, and insightful thinker whose actions are crucial to guaranteeing the wellbeing of her home and a safe future for her son, and for Odysseus as well."
    Penelope's renown : meaning and indeterminacy in the Odyssey by Marylin A Katz( Book )
    5 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and held by 506 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 240 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."--Jacket
    Eve of the festival : making myth in Odyssey 19 by Olga Levaniouk( Book )
    8 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 154 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 109 libraries worldwide
    Neue Kriterien zur Odyssee-Analyse; die Wiedererkennung des Odysseus und der Penelope by Wolfgang Schadewaldt( Book )
    4 editions published between 1959 and 1966 in German and held by 105 libraries worldwide
    Homer : Vorlesungen über die Odyssee by Ernst Siegmann( Book )
    3 editions published in 1987 in German and held by 68 libraries worldwide
    Telemaco e Penelope nell'Odissea by Lydia Allione( Book )
    2 editions published in 1963 in Italian and held by 61 libraries worldwide
    Penelope in the Odyssey by J. W Mackail( Book )
    4 editions published between 1915 and 1916 in English and held by 37 libraries worldwide
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English (36)
German (9)
Italian (8)
French (6)
Spanish (1)
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