Download or Read online The Epic of Gilgamesh full in PDF, ePub and kindle. this book written by Maureen Gallery Kovacs and published by Stanford University Press which was released on 24 July 1989 with total page 122 pages. We cannot guarantee that The Epic of Gilgamesh book is available in the library, click Get Book button and read full online book in your kindle, tablet, IPAD, PC or mobile whenever and wherever You Like. Since the discovery over one hundred years ago of a body of Mesopotamian poetry preserved on clay tablets, what has come to be known as the Epic of Gilgamesh has been considered a masterpiece of ancient literature. It recounts the deeds of a hero-king of ancient Mesopotamia, following him through adventures and encounters with men and gods alike. Yet the central concerns of the Epic lie deeper than the lively and exotic story line: they revolve around a man’s eternal struggle with the limitations of human nature, and encompass the basic human feelings of lonliness, friendship, love, loss, revenge, and the fear of oblivion of death. These themes are developed in a distinctly Mesopotamian idiom, to be sure, but with a sensitivity and intensity that touch the modern reader across the chasm of three thousand years. This translation presents the Epic to the general reader in a clear narrative.
- Author : Maureen Gallery Kovacs
- Publisher : Stanford University Press
- Pages : 122 pages
- ISBN : 9780804717113
- Release : 24 July 1989
- Rating : 2/5 from 3 reviews