The Epic of Gilgamesh

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Danny P. Jackson
Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, Jan 1, 1997 - Poetry - 100 pages
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-- 15 original woodcut illustrations

-- 18 photographs of ancient artifacts

This edition aims to reanimate the story of Gilgamesh and Enkidu for modern readers. The poetic rendition brings words to life through indelible images. A learned and lucid historical and cultural introduction fills in background for the narrative. An interpretative essay reviews the themes of Gilgamesh and their echoes in other literature. The total is a new edition that delights, informs, and stimulates readers to a new appreciation of this age-old tale.

  

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Contents

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS
vii
ILLUSTRATIONS
xxiii
AN APPRECIATION
xlii
MY POETIC INTENTION
liv
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
lx
GLOSSARY
97
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