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Penelope (Greek mythology) in literature

Works: 25 works in 55 publications in 5 languages and 2,370 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc 
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 575 libraries worldwide
    A coy tease, enchantress, adulteress, irresponsible mother, hard-hearted wife - such are the possible images of Penelope that Homer playfully presents to listeners and readers of the Odyssey, and that his narration ultimately contradicts or fails to confirm. In Regarding Penelope, Nancy Felson-Rubin explores the relationship between Homer's construction of Penelope and his more general theory of poetic production and reception
    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 523 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 )
    3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 482 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 235 libraries worldwide
    "A Penelopean Poetics looks at the relationship between gender ideology and the self-referential poetics of The Odyssey through the figure of Penelope. She is a cunning storyteller; her repeated reweavings of Laertes' shroud is a figurative replication of the process of oral poetic composition itself. Penelope's web is thus a discourse, and it can be construed specifically as feminine. Her gendered poetics celebrates process, multiplicity, and ambiguity, resisting phallocentric discourse by undermining stable and fixed meanings. Penelope's poetics become a discursive thread through which different feminine voices can realize their resistant capacities
    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 141 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 85 libraries worldwide
    Telemaco e Penelope nell'Odissea by Lydia Allione( Book )
    2 editions published in 1963 in Italian and held by 58 libraries worldwide
    Penelope in the Odyssey by J. W Mackail( Book )
    2 editions published in 1916 in English and held by 38 libraries worldwide
    La diction épique en débat : un commentaire linguistique d'Odyssée XXIV 205-412 by Jean-Fabrice Nardelli( Book )
    4 editions published in 2006 in French and held by 36 libraries worldwide
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