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Zenovia’s ‘Penelope and Ulysses’ explores life, growth inside relationships under pressure

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great love in a world gone mad with war and betrayal of all that gave life meaning and purpose

In the new playPenelope and Ulysses: A Journey into the Deepest and Most Longing Love between Man and Woman” (published by Balboa Press), author Zenovia uses dramatic conventions to explore the relationship between two literal figures of antiquity.

Penelope and Ulysses are similar and familiar, yet both have different responsibilities in their participation in the world. They are characters of great passions and intelligence. They travel the road together both in presence and absence, and the most lasting journey is the journey of self-development and self-actualization. They truly are “guardians of each others’ solitude,” and this is why their love lasts in life and beyond the grave.

An excerpt from “Penelope and Ulysses”:

ULYSSES: Agamemnon, we plan and organise methods
on how to strip the common man, the ordinary man—
the field hand,
the foot soldier,
the servant—
from his human right to live in peace,
to harvest the seeds of his labour,
to watch his family grow,
to stay home
instead of going into wars for you and me.”

“Penelope and Ulysses,” Zenovia says, “…generates great love in a world gone mad with war and betrayal of all that gave life meaning and purpose. Since there still are wars in our world, these themes will be true to the reader.”

About the Author
Zenovia has spent many years studying literature, psychology, philosophy and metaphysics. She has taught literature and philosophy, has trained as a counselor and holds a doctorate in metaphysics. Her loves are researching, writing and illustrating. She lives with her family in Melbourne, Australia.

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