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Inanna

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A fresh retelling of the ancient texts about Ishtar, the world's first goddess. Illustrated with visual artifacts of the period. "A great masterpiece of universal literature."--Mircea Eliade"A great masterpiece of universal literature."--Mircea EliadeA
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Product details

  • Paperback | 246 pages
  • 149.86 x 220.98 x 20.32mm | 317.51g
  • HarperPaperbacks
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • b&w photographs and illustrations, bibliography, index
  • 0060908548
  • 9780060908546
  • 86,993

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"This is an admirable translation, a great masterpiece of universal literature."--Mircea Eliade"A splendid mutual accomplishment and a great gift ot mythology...."Inanna "is a book to be cherished."--P.L. Travers"In the myth of Inanna, Wolkstein and Kramer give us back the totality of woman, the ruler-wife-lover-redeemer, whom all worshiped and from whom all life flowed. It is a thrilling rediscovery."--Olivier Bernier"Wolkstein has been able to convey in English the rich metaphor, the erotic fullness, and the ritual pacing of these ancient stories....Taken together with the illustrations, historical discussions, and textual commentaries, this book is worth a tower of scholarly tomes....Such a feat is remarkable and rare."--Barre Toelken, Director of Folklore and Ethnic Studies, University of Oregon"I felt shivers of recognition reading these ancient lines that proclaim Inanna's discovery of her prowess....Kramer and Wolkstein make us love their awesome goddess whose stormy complexities have been concealed in cuneiform tablets for thousands of years."--Nor Hall
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1,171 ratings
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5 41% (481)
4 36% (416)
3 17% (202)
2 4% (43)
1 2% (29)
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