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Jackson's poetic rendition of humanity's first epic captures the passion and pathos of the search for the province and parameters of human existence, including an account of a great flood, Paradise lost, man's relationship with gods and goddesses, and the inevitability of mortality.
Aiming to make this archaic story more accessible, the book features an introduction replete with black-and-white archaeological photographs to help create the ancient context of the story; gorgeous . . . woodcuts illustrate the text; and flowing, vivid verse enhances this translation. --Biblical Archaeological Review.