Skip to content

Gilgamesh

Spend $50 to get a free DVD!

ISBN-10: 0983697205

ISBN-13: 9780983697206

Edition: 2012

Authors: Stuart Kendall, Stuart Kendall

List price: $18.00
Blue ribbon 30 day, 100% satisfaction guarantee!
what's this?
Rush Rewards U
Members Receive:
Carrot Coin icon
XP icon
You have reached 400 XP and carrot coins. That is the daily max!

Description:

Composed over 2,500 years, lost in the deserts of Iraq for 2,000 more, Gilgamesh presents a palimpsest of ancient Middle Eastern cultic and courtly lyrics and lore. The story of a visionary journey beyond the limits of human experience, Gilgamesh is a tale of friendship, adventure, mortality, and loss. The legends it collects ultimately informed Greek and Egyptian myths, Hebrew Scriptures, and Islamic literature. Scholarly translations of Gilgamesh often dilute the expressive force of the material through overzealous erudition. Popular versions of the poem frequently gloss over gaps in the text with accessible and comforting, but ultimately falsely ecumenical language. In this new version, Stuart Kendall animates the latest scholarship with a contemporary poetic sensibility, inspired by the pagan worldview of the ancient work. Transcriptions of all of the available tablets and tales have been harnessed to present a fluid and holistic Gilgamesh, true to the archaic mind. This Gilgamesh is a poem of environmental encounter and, ultimately, ecological disaster. It is a contemporary poem rooted in the origins of our civilization, a record of the first break of light at the dawn of our consciousness."As Gilgamesh enters the domain of the classical as it has for several decades now each new generation looks for a way to bring it from its ur-world into the living present. Toward this end Stuart Kendall s is the exemplary version for our time, a reading that allows the mind to see what had been too long lost to us and what we so much need to make us fully human. This is the place to go for further sustenance. Jerome Rothenberg"
Customers also bought

Book details

List price: $18.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Contra Mundum Press
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 246
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English