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Uniform Title Gilgamesh. English.
Title The epic of Gilgamesh / an English version with an introduction, by N.K. Sandars
Edition Revised edition, incorporating new material
Published Harmondsworth : Penguin, 1972

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 W'PONDS  897.01 G4732 A6/G3S 1972  TEMPORARILY UNAVAILABLE
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Description 128 pages : map ; 18 cm
Series Penguin classics
Penguin classics.
Contents Introduction. 1. The history of the epic -- 2. The discovery of the tables -- 3. The historical background -- 4. The literary background -- 5. The hero of epic -- 6. The principal Gods of the epic -- 7. The story -- 8. Survival -- 9. The diction of the epic -- 10. Remarks on this version acknowledgments
The Epic of Gilgamesh. 1. The coming of Enkidu -- 2. The forest journey -- 3. Ishtar and Gilgamesh, and the death of Enkidu -- 4. The search for everlasting life -- 5. The story of the blood -- 6. The return -- 7. The death of Gilgamesh. -- Glossary of names -- Appendix: sources
Summary This cycle of poems collected around the character of Gilgamesh, the great king of Uruk, tells of his long and arduous journey to the Spring of Youth, of his encounters with monsters and gods and of his friendship with Enkidu, the wild man from the hills. Also included in the epic is a legend of the Flood, which agrees with many details in the biblical story of Noah
Analysis Epic poetry in Sumerian English texts
Epic poetry, Sumerian
Sumerian poetry - Translations into English
Epic poetry
Notes Previous ed. 1960
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Translation of: The epic of Gilgamesh
Subject Gilgamesh. English.
Gilgamesh.
Semitic literature.
English poetry -- Translations from Sumerian
Folklore -- Iraq.
Epic poetry, Sumerian.
Sumerian poetry -- Translations into English.
Epic poetry, Assyro-Babylonian -- Translations into English.
Genre/Form Translations.
Translations into English
Author Sandars, N. K. (Nancy K.)
ISBN 014044100X paperback
Other Titles Gilgamesh. English