Gilgamesh: A New English Version By Stephen Mitchell - translator

My interest in ancient religions lead me to Gilgamesh. This is the Mitchell version, he's unable to read or translate from the cuneiform but instead took several literal and not so literal English translations, using them he created his own version. From reading other Gilgamesh: A New English Version The Epic of Gilgamesh is a classic work of humankind, a tale rich in adventure, sensuality, and psychological depth and complexity. The narrator reaches out and grabs the reader immediately by inviting him or her to look around the mighty city of Uruk, to observe its Gilgamesh: A New English Version Stephen Mitchell’s “Gilgamesh: A new English version” is a straightforward retelling of the tale in readable, modern English. Mitchell worked from existing translations rather than cuneiform and thus calls his work a “version” rather than a translation. The book has a good Gilgamesh: A New English Version Stephen Mitchell has put together a fine book report. It is scholarly and has interpretations based upon Mitchell's academic perspective. As a result he actually participated in the destruction of the Great Walled Uruk. It is not a fault to be opinionated, but it would Gilgamesh: A New English Version I read this after Captain Picard talked about Gilgamesh in the episode Darmok. The story itself is short. I introduction interesting. I plan on reading it again. Gilgamesh: A New English Version

This brilliant new treatment of the oldest epic in the world is a literary event. Esteemed translator and best selling author Stephen Mitchell breathes life into a 3,700 year old classic, delivering a lithe and muscular rendering that shows how startlingly alive Gilgamesh is, how filled with intelligence and beauty. It is the story of literature's first hero, an historical king of Uruk in Babylonia, and his journey of self discovery. Along the way, Gilgamesh discovers that friendship can bring peace to a whole city and that wisdom can be found only when the quest for it is abandoned. Gilgamesh: A New English Version

Book is in good condition other than a hole in one page and stains on a couple others Gilgamesh: A New English Version I just finished reading this version of Gilgamesh, and I'm still feeling the glow. I'm not new to Gilgamesh I had read several versions already, but I am new to Stephen Mitchell. This version is by far the best I have read! Beginning with a 65 page introduction which I Gilgamesh: A New English Version When I first read this story as an assignment for my Ancient History class, I fell in love instantly. It has inspired me so that I've since written several papers on it. The following is a collection of excerpts from one of my papers. What tale has stood the test of Gilgamesh: A New English Version

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