The Epic of Gilgamesh
  • Release Date : 16 October 1989
  • Publisher : Stanford University Press
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 122 pages
  • ISBN 13 : 0804717117
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Download or read book entitled The Epic of Gilgamesh by author: Maureen Gallery Kovacs which was release on 16 October 1989 and published by Stanford University Press with total page 122 pages . This book available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Since the discovery over one hundred years ago of a body of Mesopotamian poetry preserved on clay tablets, what has come to be known as the Epic of Gilgamesh has been considered a masterpiece of ancient literature. It recounts the deeds of a hero-king of ancient Mesopotamia, following him through adventures and encounters with men and gods alike. Yet the central concerns of the Epic lie deeper than the lively and exotic story line: they revolve around a man’s eternal struggle with the limitations of human nature, and encompass the basic human feelings of lonliness, friendship, love, loss, revenge, and the fear of oblivion of death. These themes are developed in a distinctly Mesopotamian idiom, to be sure, but with a sensitivity and intensity that touch the modern reader across the chasm of three thousand years. This translation presents the Epic to the general reader in a clear narrative.

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