In the World of Sumer: An Autobiography

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Wayne State University Press, 1988 - History - 253 pages
Samuel Noah Kramer is the leading authority on the interpretation and reading of civilization's oldest literature. His life and life's work are so thoroughly intertwined that his autobiography is also the story of the recovery of the language and literature of the Sumerians. From young Talmudist to the patriarch of Sumerology, Kramer recountshis long and distinguished career. Writing for the non-specialist, he paints a panoramic view of Sumerian literature and provides thumbnail sketches of the individuals with whom he collaborated.
 

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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

Sumerian Hymns
97
2
118
Birth of a BestSeller
137
An Exchange Professor in Russia
169
The Quest for Paradise
182
Symposia Syntheses Summations
207
A Professor on the Road
221
Abbreviations
242
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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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