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Gilgamesh

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ISBN-10: 0983697205

ISBN-13: 9780983697206

Edition: 2012

Authors: Stuart Kendall, Stuart Kendall

List price: $18.00
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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,…    
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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