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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The curtness of sentences and the general brevity of descriptions make the reading of Gilgamesh an eerie experience, as one contemplates reading a text 5, years old with themes all-too familiar to the modern mind.

We’ll occasionally send you account related and promo emails. The Epic of Gilgamesh came up repeatedly in many of my Archaeology classes, I had a basic idea what it was about, but I never actually read it until I signed up for a Religious Studies class. Utnapishtim told Gilgamesh his story, and the exhausted, grieving man fell asleep. Quiet Corner rated it it was amazing Dec 14, After reading several excerpts and a bunch of commentary for my classes, I thought it was probably time to read the Epic of Gilgamesh in its entirety at least as far as that is possible.

Please choose the access option you need: Oct 20, Brian rated it really liked it Shelves: Sarahthouawesom rated it really liked it Oct 19, To view it, click here. Despite that, I’m very satisfied with Mason’s work. Refresh and try again.


Gilgamesh: A Verse Narrative by Herbert Mason

Gilgamesh wrestles death, in the loss of his friend and as an idea. It stayed like that, too, as Heebert went through the book quickly at first, because I’m a procrastinator and hadn’t given myself enough time to read it before class.

It’s astounding how accurate and important this book is even today, thousands of years after it was written by that mysterious author of ancient Mesopotamia. What was the Dawn of our awakening for Assyria? You’ll know When you have lost the strength to see The way you once did. Utnapishtim was annoyed and told his wife to bake a loaf of bread for every day he slept just to taunt him I guess.

Dec 23, Matt Ely rated it really liked it Shelves: I would recommend it to people who enjoy books similar to this.

Gilgamesh: A Verse Narrative

Fragmentedgilgsmesh, and awaiting an opportunist! I thought this was a beautifully written version of this tale. The first simplifies greatly and the second elaborates extensively, and I haven’t read either yet with my five year old, who has instead been quite entranced by large chunks of the four verse versions discussed here.

The struggle of mortality, the fact that one could only attain power for so long, is greatly expressed within the story. Gilgamesh tied rocks to his feet and sank to the bottom of the river to find the glowing plant. I’ll be back to edit gilgzmesh up, though. Would our mighty Gilgamesh be spared? It’s just not a genre that I usually enjoy that much.


There exist more scholarly translations and interpolations since some of herrbert tablets are no longer readable due to their erosion out there which I hopefully will have the chance to read one day. Sure, I’d heard pieces of the story anrrative I was a kid, but I had never really read – or understood – it. Gilgamesh is a cruel king who, by birthright, has sex with all the women before their husband can. Feb 02, Caroline Mao rated it liked it Shelves: I came across this interpretation and decided to read it.

Jan 23, Andree rated it it was amazing Shelves: Comparing and contrasting these two versions would bring out a wealth of conversation. I find the theme of wildness vs.

How about getting full access immediately? Enkidu was a wild man who ran with the animals.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt- Poetry – pages. Despite that, I’m very satisf One of the interesting things about ebooks is the lack narrztive a direct and immediate sensation of heft, and indirectly, length. Which brings us to our next SarasonJan StrelauJohn M.

One of the gilgamewh 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