The Buried Book: The Loss and Rediscovery of the Great Epic of Gilgamesh
Publish date: March 6th 2007
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
Pages no: 315
Edition language: English
I should have a shelf for books about books. I love those. This is a book about a great book. I might read it.
David Damrosch has laid this book out in a very accessible manner, starting with the early archaeology days and Smith translating parts of the epic poem, to Hormuzd Rassam who discovered the ancient city of Nineveh, to the Victorian England sensationalism over the Gilgamesh flood story. I loved how ...