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In any event, I purchased the book and have just now finished reading it.
So it is no wonder that Mitchell's latest offering, his translation of the ancient epic Gilgamesh, has been chosen as the Book Sense "2004 Highlight for Poetry."
It is well done, and makes good reading for those who are interested in reading the Gilgamesh epic.
Excelent translation, but why is Sargon of Akkad on the cover? Could the editors have placed a correct depiction of Gilgamesh on the cover instead?Published 17 days ago by Eduardo Varela
The oldest story we have is one that should forever be told!Published 23 days ago by Paul William Schumacher
I listened to the let us say poem, on cds which come with a historical context as well.......and this is great.Published 24 days ago by John d'Auria
The story was ok if you are into stuff like this. It was not as thrilling as I expected and the diction was so simplistic which as a good and bad thing at the same time.Published 2 months ago by Keziah Tutu
Was captivated all month by the epic poem Gilgamish - (Mesopotamia 1000 BC) "The oldest story in the world." And the original "Bromance" or "Buddy Film". Read morePublished 2 months ago by Charles T. Bauer
I've never seen the transliteration of the tablets, but I have read a few translations. This one is quite competent and I enjoyed the read.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
fun read and easy too. It was simplified from other text and keeps the story interesting. The comparison of civilization and the wild are strong and keeps one of many themes... Read morePublished 3 months ago by dev
Gilgamesh is one of the oldest written works in human history. It is a grand adventure story featuring many colorful characters. Read morePublished 3 months ago by John Martin