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From the Publisher"[Gilgamesh] has never been better served than in this new translation...Maier's contribution is the meticulous scholarship that envelopes the book...John Gardner's contribution...is the translation itself: lyrical, sinewy, emotionally uncompromising and rhythmically brilliant."
— William L. Moran, The New York Times Book Review
"The authors brilliantly achieve the goal of infusing the poem with new life and meaning for the modern reader"
— Ronald Bailey, Newsday
"A moving and exceptionally readable version of the poem."
— Aaron Shurin, The San Francisco Chronicle