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Gilgamesh by Stephen Mitchell

Gilgamesh

A New English Version

by Stephen Mitchell

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Unabridged Edition
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3 Hrs. 58 Min.

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This brilliant new treatment of the world's oldest epic is a literary event on par with Seamus Heaney's wildly popular Beowulf translation. Esteemed translator and best-selling author Stephen Mitchell energizes a heroic tale so old it predates Homer's Iliad by more than a millennium.

In the ancient city of Uruk, the tyrannical King Gilgamesh tramples citizens "like a wild bull". The gods send an untamed man named Enkidu to control the ruthless king, but after fighting, Enkidu and Gilgamesh become great friends and embark on a series of adventures. They kill fearsome creatures before Enkidu succumbs to disease, leaving Gilgamesh despondent and alone. Eventually, Gilgamesh moves forward, and his quest becomes a soul-searching journey of self-discovery.

Mitchell's treatment of this extraordinary work is the finest yet, preserving the wisdom and beauty of the original as no previous version has.


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  • Published: 2002
  • LearnOutLoud.com Product ID: G014073
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1402597665
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