Author Jane Rawlings To Read From Novel
Madison, NJ – September 21, 2004 - Jane Rawlings will offer readings from her book, “Penelopeia: A Novel in Verse,” on Thursday, October 21 at 4:15 p.m. This free event will be held in the Library Orangerie, on the College at Florham Campus of Fairleigh Dickinson University (FDU), Madison, N.J.
Rawlings, also known as Mrs. Jane Odenweller, has patterned her novel after Homer’s “Odyssey,” according to Eleanor Friedl, a curator of special collections at the FDU library. “It is poetry, but reads as heightened prose and is written from the imagined point of view of his wife, Penelope, in response to his adventuring away from her.” After her reading, Rawlings will discuss her research methods and the development process she followed in writing the book.
David R. Godine, of Boston, known for publishing important literary works which frequently earn prize-winning design awards, published this book in 2003. For more information, call 973-443-8516.