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Gilgamesh: A New English Version - Anonymous, Stephen Mitchell
Gilgamesh: A New English Version
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Gilgamesh is considered one of the masterpieces of world literature, but until now there has not been a version that is a superlative literary text in its own right. Acclaimed by critics and scholars, Stephen Mitchell's version allows us to enter an ancient masterpiece as if for the first time,... show more
Gilgamesh is considered one of the masterpieces of world literature, but until now there has not been a version that is a superlative literary text in its own right. Acclaimed by critics and scholars, Stephen Mitchell's version allows us to enter an ancient masterpiece as if for the first time, to see how startlingly beautiful, intelligent, and alive it is.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780743261692 (0743261690)
ASIN: 743261690
Publisher: Atria Books
Pages no: 290
Edition language: English
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dearmfield
dearmfield rated it
4.0 Gilgamesh: A New English Version
I did not read all 290 pages. Just the story of Gilgamesh.
Clif's Book World
Clif's Book World rated it
4.0
This book is the story of insights gained by King Gilgamesh through lessons learned from two quest journeys and the death of his friend. Wisdom gained from his experiences metamorphoses him from an arrogant and self-promoting tyrant into a humble and charitable king.Reading this book is a glimpse f...
Melody Murray's Books
Melody Murray's Books rated it
5.0 Gilgamesh: A New English Version
Another of my comfort books, this one is a pure and transcendent meditation on loss and grief. The things about humanity that have come down unchanged through all the years are limned here starkly. I love Mitchell's work, and this is one of my favorite translations. I recommend it very highly, espec...
Melody Murray's Books
Melody Murray's Books rated it
5.0 Gilgamesh: A New English Version
I liked the book very much, but the audio worked even better for me. The original was no doubt told aloud more often than not, and this version has an authentic feel. One of the most compelling things for me about this story is how it is the very first novel ever discovered and still we humans are t...
UNICORN PORN FOR ALL
UNICORN PORN FOR ALL rated it
5.0
You know what's really weird is this thing.
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