Gilgamesh: A New English Version  -     By: Stephen Mitchell
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Gilgamesh: A New English Version

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"Beautifully retold, and a page-turner in the bargain. Like Seamus Heaney's recent retelling of Beowulf, this book proves that in the right hands no great story ever grows stale,"---Newsweek. One of the earliest epics, Gilgamesh has been found inscribed on stone tablets dating to 1700 B.C. 304 pages, softcover. Free Press.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 304
Vendor: Simon & Schuster
Dimensions: 8.5 X 5.5 (inches)
ISBN: 0743261690
ISBN-13: 9780743261692

Publisher's Description

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.

Author Bio

Stephen Mitchell is widely known for his ability to make old classics thrillingly new. His many books include the bestselling Tao Te Ching, the Iliad, GilgameshThe Gospel According to Jesus, The Book of Job, Bhagavad Gita, and The Selected Poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke. His website is StephenMitchellBooks.com.

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"Beautifully retold and a page-turner in the bargain. Like Seamus Heaney's recent retelling of Beowulf, this book proves that in the right hands, no great story ever grows stale."

-- Newsweek
"A flowing, unbroken version that reads as effortlessly as a novel...with startlingly familiar hopes, fears, and lusts. Mitchell...cracks open the lessons in Gilgamesh by rebuilding its clay fragments into a poem easy on the eyes and the transcultural imagination....Vibrant, earnest, unfussily accessible.... The muscular eloquence and rousing simplicity of Mitchell's four-beat line effectively unleash the grand vehemence of the epic's battle scenes, and the characters' ominous visions emerge with uncanny clarity."

-- The New York Times Book Review
"Utterly enthralling reading, thanks to Mr. Mitchell's skill and flair in recasting the ancient text."

-- The New York Sun
"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
"The mysterious, sinewy surge of his verse [is] thoroughly modern, yet an uncanny evocation of the primeval."

-- The Boston Globe

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    I typically order non-Christian items at Amazon.com. I was ordering Bible study material and support Christianbook.com when I can and thought "why not just see if Gilgamesh is on this site". I was so surprised. It arrived in great shape and quickly. Such a classic. I am convinced that literature, especially classics should be held in high regard, this attitude will ensure our own Christian classics and the Bible will be given consideration for historical value by a skeptical but intellectual society. Thank you!
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