Gilgamesh: A New English Version

Gilgamesh: A New English Version


By (author) Reader in Classics Stephen Mitchell

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  • Publisher: SIMON & SCHUSTER
  • Format: Paperback | 290 pages
  • Dimensions: 140mm x 211mm x 23mm | 295g
  • Publication date: 24 January 2006
  • Publication City/Country: New York, NY
  • ISBN 10: 0743261690
  • ISBN 13: 9780743261692
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Sales rank: 136,206

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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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"Seamus Heaney isn't the only one intent on making the classics relevant to our times. Mitchell...offers a limpid retelling of this story about absolute power.... Its message of love, loss, and endurance [is] rendered in fresh, forceful language." -- "Los Angeles Times"