In the World of Sumer: An Autobiography

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Wayne State University Press, 1988 - History - 253 pages
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There is nothing wrong with this book, it's just boring unless you are deeply concerned with Sumerian epigraphy. I thought it would contain more about Sumer and the discoveries thereof than about the author's academic appointments , etc. Read full review

Contents

Foreword by Miguel Civil
7
A Timid Epigraphist in Iraq
27
Arno Poebel and Sumerian Grammar
35
Edward Chiera and Sumerian Literature
43
Sumerian Mythology
55
Sumerian Epics
75
Sumerian Hymns
97
Sumerian Wisdom Literature
118
10
144
An Exchange Professor in Russia
169
The Quest for Paradise
182
Symposia Syntheses Summations
207
A Professor on the Road 279
221
With the End in Sight
231
Abbreviations
242
Other Works Cited
253

Birth of a BestSeller
137

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About the author (1988)

Samuel Noah Kramer was Clark Research Professor Emeritus of Assyriology at the University of Pennsylvania, where he was also Curator Emeritus of the Tablet Collections.

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