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I have two copies of 'The Epic of Gilgamesh' which is in fact a collection of stories about the semi-mythical demi god king of Uruk. This copy is my preferred copy for when I want to read it as a work of literature, to immerse myself in the story. It is told poetically and is thus a looser ... Read review
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Gilgamesh: A New English Version - Stephen Mitchell

Gilgamesh: A New English Version - Stephen Mitchell

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A timeless tale told beautifully

Advantagesflow well, a very readable translation, a must for anyone curious about early literature

Disadvantagesnot the best edition for academic study

"...to anyone wishing to read Gilgamesh for the first time as it was intended, as an epic poem. Mitchell has forgone the academic rigours of endless footnotes and has produced a seamless translation from various sources of the story (detailed in the introduction and notes) which flows excellently and draws you in to the magical world of Uruk, the descriptions of Uruk's mighty walls in the first few pages are magnificent and set the tone. Gilgamesh tells ..." Read review

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EAN 9781861977984
Publisher Profile Books
Type Poetry
Title Gilgamesh
All Authors Stephen Mitchell
Author Stephen Mitchell
ISBN 1861977980


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