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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0743261690
ISBN-13: 9780743261692
Sku: 202027260
Publish Date: 1/24/2006
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8.25H x 5.5L x 0.75T
Pages:  290
Age Range:  NA
 
An English-language rendering of the worlds oldest epic poem seeks to convey the works literary richness and follows the journey of conquest and self-discovery by the heroic king of Uruk, in an edition complemented by an introduction that places the story in its historical, spiritual, and cultural context. By the author and translator of The Book of Job and Tao Te Ching. Reprint. 40,000 first printing. *Author: Mitchell, Stephen *Subtitle: A New English Version *Publication Date: 2006/01/24 *Number of Pages: 290 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 0.75 *Width: 5.50 *Height: 8.25
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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, to see how startlingly beautiful, intelligent, and alive it is.
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The ancient Sumerian epic, GILGAMESH, is the oldest known book, written more than a millennium after his death about the king of Uruk (now Iraq), who ruled in c. 2500 BCE. Gilgamesh is not handling his kingship very well: he is arrogantly obsessed with becoming immortal, and he's also a hard-living, womanizing playboy. But he becomes intrigued when he hears about a wild man living in the woods, and has Enkidu, the hermit, brought to Uruk by a ruse. As the two become friends--and soul mates, the mirror of each other's psyche--Gilgamesh begins to mend his ways. Their subsequent adventures, involving the monster Humbaba and the goddess Ishtar, end with the death of Enkidu, leaving Gilgamesh chastened, wiser, and resigned to his fate as a mortal man, and to achieving immortality through his good works as a king rather than by means of grandiose deeds.

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