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The Epic of Gilgamesh
     

The Epic of Gilgamesh

by Danny P. Jackson (Translator), Thom Kapheim (Illustrator), Robert D. Biggs (Introduction)
 

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The longing stretches toward the infinite...the reluctant embrace of the temporal....This is the eternal lot of mankind. This is The Epic of Gilgamesh. Literature's first chronicle of search for meaning was born in the Cradle of Civilization over 4,000 years ago.

Jackson's poetic rendition of humanity's first epic captures the passion and pathos of the search

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The longing stretches toward the infinite...the reluctant embrace of the temporal....This is the eternal lot of mankind. This is The Epic of Gilgamesh. Literature's first chronicle of search for meaning was born in the Cradle of Civilization over 4,000 years ago.

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.

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This English-Hebrew volume contains two translations of <-->one, the English verse version by poet Danny P. Jackson, and the other in Hebrew by poet Saul Tchernichosky<-->together with 14 color reproductions of Raban's previously unpublished paintings illustrating the myth. It also contains an essay on the psycho-existential dimensions of this ancient-modern hero by clinical psychologist and myth scholar David S. Kahn; an essay by classical scholar James G. Keenan<-->a guide to the epic's themes and narrative forms and types; and a commentary by art historian Gideon Ofrat on Raban's work. This oversize book (9.25x14<">) is printed on art-quality vellum paper. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780865162518
Publisher:
Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
08/01/1992
Pages:
140

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This is an excellent achievement. It makes this great work accessible to college and general readers. -- Professor of Classics, Washington University

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