In this section, I will outline the basic summary of the novel Cassandra, written by Christa Wolf, and give a brief biography of the author herself.
The first link I have provided gives us a thorough summary of the novel as a whole.
In this link, this particular author gives another brief summary of the novel and tells of how Wolf, the author, “takes up the figure of Cassandra” and makes her the main point of the story. This link goes on to analyze the novel and how it is different from modern times.
Here, we can learn more about the author and just how influential she was to the literary community and East Germany as a whole. This link particularly focuses on the time after her death in which one can really see just how impactful she was as a writer, with the author of this article saying her death “marks the end of an era.”
House of Names Resources
In this section, you will find resources that give a brief biography of the author of “House of Names,” Colm Tóibín as well as give a summary of the novel itself.
In this first link, we can learn more about where the author came from and his earlier days of writing that turned into him becoming a massively successful author.
Here, we can learn about the overall summary of the book “House of Names.” The author of this article also includes some reviews of the work, with some saying how Tóibín brings “new life” to Clytemnestra’s character.
In this last link, we can find an author who gives a review of the novel as well as his thoughts on the characters focused on within the story; Clytemnestra, Electra, and Orestes.
The Lost Books of the Odyssey Resources
In this section, I will be summarizing the biography of the author of “The Lost Books of the Odyssey,” Zachary Mason as well as give a brief outline of the novel’s plot.
In this first link, readers will find a summary of the book as well as a section about how the idea of the book came about for author Zachary Mason.
Here, we can learn a little about the author's background as well as his education and professional titles.
In this last link, the New York Times gives us an extensive review of Mason’s work asserting that “The power of language and the magic of storytelling are never far from [the author’s] mind.”
In this section, I will outline some online resources that give information on the summary of the novel “Circe” and its author, as well as a link that provides some very detailed reviews of the novel.
This first link gives a very detailed summary of the novel itself.
Here, readers can find a few facts about the author of “Circe,” Madeline Miller, including where she grew up, her education, as well as information about the multiple books she has written. All of this coming from her very own website.
In this last link, those interested will find numerous reviews of the book. As you will see, they are very mixed, people either write a review expressing how much they loved it while others were unfortunately very disappointed in it.
The Penelopiad Resources
In this section, I will outline Margaret Atwood’s work, “The Penelopiad.” Here, readers will find resources about the novel's plot and summary as well as a little bit of background information on the author herself.
In this first line, we can see that “The Penelopiad” is a retelling of “The Odyssey,” obviously as told by Penelope, as well as her maids.
In this second link, we can see a few reviews of Atwood’s “The Penelopiad” with one saying how it is a refreshing take on Homer’s classic.
This last link is a great resource for readers to find information about Atwood’s personal and professional life. As well as some of her works she is most well known for, such as the wildly popular “The Handmaid’s Tale.”