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ISBN13: 9780618275649
ISBN10: 0618275649
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Mason's translation is the most widely read of this classic tale of a hero-king and his doomed friend.

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Herbert Mason's best-selling Gilgamesh is the most widely read and enduring interpretation of this ancient Babylonian epic. One of the oldest and most universal stories known in literature, the epic of Gilgamesh presents the grand, timeless themes of love and death, loss and reparations within the stirring tale of a hero-king and his doomed friend. A finalist for the National Book Award, Mason's retelling is at once a triumph of scholarship, a masterpiece of style, and a labor of love that grew out of the poet's long affinity with the original.

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Herbert Mason is William Goodwin Aurelio professor of history and religious thought at Boston University. He lives in Phillipston, Massachusetts.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780618275649
Author:
Anonymous
Publisher:
Mariner Books
Author:
Mason, Herbert
Location:
Boston
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Ancient, Classical & Medieval
Subject:
Kings and rulers
Subject:
Epic poetry, Assyro-Babylonian
Subject:
Epic poetry, American
Subject:
Erech
Subject:
POE008000
Subject:
Erech (Extinct city) - Kings and rulers
Subject:
Classics-Medieval and Renaissance General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
1365
Publication Date:
July 2003
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 9
Language:
English
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
8.22x6.38x.33 in. .30 lbs.
Age Level:
from 14

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Herbert Mason's best-selling Gilgamesh is the most widely read and enduring interpretation of this ancient Babylonian epic. One of the oldest and most universal stories known in literature, the epic of Gilgamesh presents the grand, timeless themes of love and death, loss and reparations within the stirring tale of a hero-king and his doomed friend. A finalist for the National Book Award, Mason's retelling is at once a triumph of scholarship, a masterpiece of style, and a labor of love that grew out of the poet's long affinity with the original.
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