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Gilgamesh

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The story of Gilgamesh, an ancient epic poem written on clay tablets in a cuneiform alphabet, is as fascinating and moving as it is crucial to our ability to fathom the time and the place in which it was written. Gardner's version restores the poetry of the text and the lyricism that is lost in the earlier, almost scientific renderings. The principal theme of the poem is a familiar one: man's persistent and hopeless quest for immortality. It tells of the heroic exploits of an ancient ruler of the walled city of Uruk named Gilgamesh. Included in its story is an account of the Flood that predates the Biblical version by centuries. Gilgamesh and his companion, a wild man of the woods named Enkidu, fight monsters and demonic powers in search of honor and lasting fame. When Enkidu is put to death by the vengeful goddess Ishtar, Gilgamesh travels to the underworld to find an answer to his grief and confront the question of mortality.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780394740898
Editor:
Gardner, John C.
Translator:
Maier, John R.
Photographer:
Maier, John R.
Editor:
Gardner, John
Author:
Maier, John
Author:
Gardner, John
Author:
Gardner, John C.
Publisher:
Vintage
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
African
Subject:
Single Author *
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
Poetry (poetic works by one author)
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology - Folklore
Subject:
Translations into english
Subject:
Epic poetry, Assyro-Babylonian
Subject:
Epic poetry, Assyro-Babylonian -- Translations into English.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
poetry;mythology;epic;fiction;literature;classics;classic;mesopotamia;gilgamesh;epic poetry;ancient;history;myth;religion;ancient literature;ancient history;middle east;sumerian;folklore;ancient near east;epics;sumeria;babylon;non-fiction;sumer;fantasy;ir
Subject:
poetry;mythology;epic;fiction;literature;classics;classic;mesopotamia;gilgamesh;epic poetry;ancient;history;myth;religion;ancient literature;ancient history;middle east;sumerian;folklore;ancient near east;epics;sumeria;babylon;non-fiction;sumer;fantasy;ir
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Series Volume:
82-242
Publication Date:
19850812
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English.
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.01x5.21x.72 in. .53 lbs.

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