Herbert Mason. Houghton Mifflin, Herbert Mason Limited preview – Gilgamesh: a verse narrative, Volume , Part 2. Snippet view – Herbert Mason’s best-selling Gilgamesh is the most widely read and enduring interpretation of this ancient Babylonian epic. One of the oldest and most universal. Gilgamesh: A Verse Narrative. Herbert Mason. Mariner Books []. Gilgamesh: A New Rendering in English Verse. David Ferry. Farrar, Straus and.

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Gilgamesh: A Verse Narrative

Nardative can get this essay on your email Topic: Jun 05, Cyndi Hill rated it really liked it. The gods If I could give this 3.

But its a cultural death. I find the theme of wildness vs. A Verse Narrative by Herbert Mason. Fragmentedfragile, and awaiting an opportunist!

Open Preview See a Problem? Comparing and contrasting these two versions would bring out a wealth of conversation. Read it, be weirded out because it is weird, but then read it again carefully and realize how incredible it is.

Everyone else gilgzmesh already forgotten Enkido, but Gilgamesh stubbornly hangs on All three of these are “based on literal scholarly translations”, since the authors can’t read cuneiform themselves: Words like “epic” and “saga” bring to mind multivolume series consisting of dozens of thousands of pages. Or if you need this sample for free, we can send it to you via email. Jul 27, Anne Reilly rated it it was amazing.

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I had no idea that Mazon was about to read such an incredible story of friendship and love and loss and becoming human.

Nov 09, Lexandra rated it liked it. Gilgamesh and his friendship with Enkidu, his journey to save his friend from death, and his realization that its him who fears death and wants to escape it. I felt his pain, and loved him for it. To give a feel for the different approaches and styles, here is the beginning of Tablet V.

As gilgamdsh as a brief general introduction she devotes eleven pages to Gilgamesh. Dec 23, Matt Ely rated it really liked it Shelves: Here is an example, from the beginning of the Great Flood. Preview — Gilgamesh by Herbert Mason.

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One of the oldest and most universal stories known in literature, the epic of Gilgamesh presents the grand, timeless themes of love and death, loss and reparations within the stirring He is a wild man from the Steppe. The Epic of Gilgamesh came narratlve repeatedly in many of my Archaeology classes, I had a basic idea what it was mwson, but I never actually read it until I signed up for a Religious Studies class.

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It’s quite easy to see parallels to other books and series I’ve read, and easier still to see why — despite its incompleteness and brevity, Gilgamesh’s story is epic. Mason is a professor of religious history, Narrativ is a noted poet, and Mitchell translates sacred works from all over the world. For comparison, Mitchell has: Selected pages Title Page.

It takes up the bulk of the epic and it is a wonderfully herbeft lament over the loss of someone you truly truly love. Mar 09, Mai Gharieb rated it it was amazing. I also enjoyed both the freer versions: Come students let us imagine a treasure chest of the ancient lores of yesteryear.

And so does Ferry: This book is beautiful.