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[Download] ➵ Gilgamesh: A New English Version By Join or create book clubs – Sov-skaars.co Gilgamesh is considered one of the masterpieces of world literature and although previously there have been competent scholarly translations of it until now there has not been a version that is a supe[Download] ➵ Gilgamesh: A New English Version By Join or create book clubs – Sov-skaars.co Gilgamesh is considered one of the masterpieces of world literature and although previously there have been competent scholarly translations of it until now there has not been a version that is a supe Gilgamesh is considered one of the masterpieces New English Kindle Ð of world literature and although previously there have been competent scholarly translations of it until now there has not been a version that is Gilgamesh: A PDF or a superlative literary text in its own right Acclaimed translator Stephen Mitchells lithe muscular rendering allows us to enter an ancient masterpiece as if for the first time to see how startlingly A New English eBook ¸ beautiful intelligent and alive it is His insightful introduction provides a historical spiritual and cultural context for this ancient epic showing that Gilgamesh ispotent and fascinating than ever Gilgamesh dates from as early as BCE a thousand years before the Iliad Lost for almost two millennia the eleven clay tablets on which the epic was inscribed were discovered in in the ruins of Nineveh and the text was not deciphered and fully translated until the end of the century When the great poet Rainer Maria Rilke first read Gilgamesh in he was awestruck Gilgamesh is stupendous he wrote I consider it to be among the greatest things that can happen to a personThe epic is the story of literatures first hero the king of Uruk in what is present day Ira and his journey of self discovery Along the way Gilgamesh discovers that friendship can bring peace to a whole city that a preemptive attack on a monster can have dire conseuences and that wisdom can be found only.

When the uest for it is abandoned In giving voice to grief and the fear of death perhapspowerfully than any book written after it in portraying love and vulnerability and the egos hopeless striving for immortality the epic has become a personal testimony for millions of readers in dozens of languages Gilgamesh is considered one of the masterpieces of world literature and although previously there have been competent scholarly translations of it until now there has not been a version that is a superlative literary text in its own right Acclaimed translator Stephen Mitchells lithe muscular rendering allows us to enter an ancient masterpiece as if for the first time to see how startlingly beautiful intelligent and alive it is His insightful introduction provides a historical spiritual and cultural context for this ancient epic showing that Gilgamesh ispotent and fascinating than ever Gilgamesh dates from as early as BCE a thousand years before the Iliad Lost for almost two millennia the eleven clay tablets on which the epic was inscribed were discovered in in the ruins of Nineveh and the text was not deciphered and fully translated until the end of the century When the great poet Rainer Maria Rilke first read Gilgamesh in he was awestruck Gilgamesh is stupendous he wrote I consider it to be among the greatest things that can happen to a personThe epic is the story of literatures first hero the king of Uruk in what is present day Ira and his journey of self discovery Along the way Gilgamesh discovers that friendship can bring peace to a whole city that a preemptive attack on a monster can have dire conseuences and that wisdom can be found only when the uest for it is abandoned In giving voice to grief and the fear of death perhapspowerfully than any book written after it in portraying love a.

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  1. jwal jwal says:

    Epub Join or create book clubs é Gilgamesh: A New English Version PDF/EPUB ´ é gilgamesh pdf, english book, version ebok, Gilgamesh A pdf, New English epub, A New English mobile, Gilgamesh A New English Version KindleThank God for the translation and literary explanations Mitchell puts on this bookThe first half of the book is Mitchell's take on the book where he surmises what is going on and then expounds on the depths of the meaning behind it It's an easy and straight forward explanation that took me maybe half of a solid day of readingThen there's the second half which is the actual 'Epic of Gilgamesh' as it was translated Also very straight forward but without Mitchell's 'behind the scenes' explanation it just reads like a one dimensional storySO thank God Mitchell wrote the explan


  2. brendan f kelly brendan f kelly says:

    Epub Join or create book clubs é Gilgamesh: A New English Version PDF/EPUB ´ é gilgamesh pdf, english book, version ebok, Gilgamesh A pdf, New English epub, A New English mobile, Gilgamesh A New English Version KindleI got this accidentally My daughter needed an edition of Gilgamesh for school and I got this instead of the edition she needed I am SO glad I didI have been wanting to read Gilgamesh for years I got a copy in college I couldn't make it through I picked up another copy on some other occasion I couldn't make it through Barely got through the first few pagesTHIS one I love it Easy to read Easy to follow the story Plenty of notes in the back where he explains when and where and why he made the translation choices he did Simply fantasticCan't say enough good things about this edition Well worth reading It is actually a fun and exciting story once you get past all the scholarly stuff which is to be expected Gilgamesh wasn't written as literature it was an adventure story and Stephen Mitchell brings it back to it's very very very old roots


  3. Teri-Sue Thompson Teri-Sue Thompson says:

    Epub Join or create book clubs é Gilgamesh: A New English Version PDF/EPUB ´ é gilgamesh pdf, english book, version ebok, Gilgamesh A pdf, New English epub, A New English mobile, Gilgamesh A New English Version KindleI just finished reading this version of Gilgamesh and I'm still feeling the glow I'm not new to Gilgamesh I had read several versions already but I am new to Stephen Mitchell This version is by far the best I have read Beginning


  4. sandy10m sandy10m says:

    Epub Join or create book clubs é Gilgamesh: A New English Version PDF/EPUB ´ é gilgamesh pdf, english book, version ebok, Gilgamesh A pdf, New English epub, A New English mobile, Gilgamesh A New English Version KindleI had not read the entire Gilgamesh story before but I read some passages in high school English class This is a great edition that ties together the fragments of the Gilgamesh story that have survived for thousands of years in a way that seems true to the way it was written in the original language and text I enjoyed listening to the tales and especially the commentary about the writing of this version and the research involved in piecing together the fragments Enjoyable especially for a long road trip


  5. Peter B. Mason Peter B. Mason says:

    Epub Join or create book clubs é Gilgamesh: A New English Version PDF/EPUB ´ é gilgamesh pdf, english book, version ebok, Gilgamesh A pdf, New English epub, A New English mobile, Gilgamesh A New English Version KindleThis version of the great Babylonian epic Gilgamesh is immensely readable and lively Mr Mitchell's version does not try to overawe the reader but strives to make the material approachable and at this he certainly succeeds My own regret is that t


  6. John M Yoakum John M Yoakum says:

    Epub Join or create book clubs é Gilgamesh: A New English Version PDF/EPUB ´ é gilgamesh pdf, english book, version ebok, Gilgamesh A pdf, New English epub, A New English mobile, Gilgamesh A New English Version KindleThis Stephen Mitchell book is an excellent presentation of The Epic of Gilgamesh The interpretation of the text makes the story much understandable The broad underpinnings of the myth story the great flood the mourning of the loss of a loved one the search for eternal life are made understandable This is highly readable and enjoyable presentation of a classic myth


  7. Dan Clanton Dan Clanton says:

    Epub Join or create book clubs é Gilgamesh: A New English Version PDF/EPUB ´ é gilgamesh pdf, english book, version ebok, Gilgamesh A pdf, New English epub, A New English mobile, Gilgamesh A New English Version KindleThis is a review of the Kindle version of Mitchell's version of Gilgamesh not the version itself I use the term version because as Mitchell himself admits on p 65 this isn't a translation What Mitchell's done here is to cobble various English translations together into his own version of the epic And his version is exuisite and eminently readable I've taught it for several years and I'm always amazed at how students respond so positively to this ancient tale Unfortunately the Kindle version ignores the care with which Mitchell organizesarranges his version into verse which he explains on pp 65 66 by not retaining the poetic formatting Instead Mitchell's version is turned into a prose narrative thus abdicating one of the things that makes his version so accessible I returned my Kindle copy because of this and I'd encourage others to do the same


  8. stuart mackintosh stuart mackintosh says:

    Epub Join or create book clubs é Gilgamesh: A New English Version PDF/EPUB ´ é gilgamesh pdf, english book, version ebok, Gilgamesh A pdf, New English epub, A New English mobile, Gilgamesh A New English Version KindleThis is really a great version of thus epic story A perfect narration and very pleading bonus material of Stephen taking listeners through the epic and making it even accessible and thoroughly enjoyable I really recommend it to anyone who may have heard the name Gilgamesh or Uruk and wants to know You will not be disappointed The only fault I can find is with the CD case where cds tend to fall out of the inner card insert in a nicely decorated card case Not much of an issue though


  9. Alison Alison says:

    Epub Join or create book clubs é Gilgamesh: A New English Version PDF/EPUB ´ é gilgamesh pdf, english book, version ebok, Gilgamesh A pdf, New English epub, A New English mobile, Gilgamesh A New English Version KindleExcellent


  10. P. J. Thrussell P. J. Thrussell says:

    Epub Join or create book clubs é Gilgamesh: A New English Version PDF/EPUB ´ é gilgamesh pdf, english book, version ebok, Gilgamesh A pdf, New English epub, A New English mobile, Gilgamesh A New English Version KindleAll great thanks Packed suitably and received uickly


  11. Spinningmoon Spinningmoon says:

    Epub Join or create book clubs é Gilgamesh: A New English Version PDF/EPUB ´ é gilgamesh pdf, english book, version ebok, Gilgamesh A pdf, New English epub, A New English mobile, Gilgamesh A New English Version KindleWow gripping and a brilliant way of accessing this epic tale highly recommend it


  12. Harry Parks Harry Parks says:

    Epub Join or create book clubs é Gilgamesh: A New English Version PDF/EPUB ´ é gilgamesh pdf, english book, version ebok, Gilgamesh A pdf, New English epub, A New English mobile, Gilgamesh A New English Version KindleExcellent


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