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❮Reading❯ ➽ The Epic of Gilgamesh (Penguin Classics) Author Join or create book clubs – 59pic.co Andrew Georges masterly new translationThe Times of the worlds first truly great work of literatureA Penguin ClassicMiraculously preserved on clay tablets dating back as much as four thousand years thAndrew Georges masterly new translationThe Times of the worlds first truly great work of literatureA Penguin ClassicMiraculously preserved on clay tablets dating back as much as four thousand years the poem of Gilgamesh king of Uruk is the worlds oldest epic predating Homer by many centuries The story tells of Gilgameshs adventures with the wild man Enkidu and of his arduous journey to the ends of the earth in uest of the Babylonian Noah and the secret of immortality Alongside its themes of family friendship and the duties of kings the  Epic of Gilgamesh is above all about mankinds eternal struggle with the fear of deathThe Babylonian version has been known for over a century but linguists are still deciphering new fragments in Akkadian and Sumerian Andrew Georges award winning translation has been revised to include many new discoveries of text and reissued in 2019 It brilliantly combines these into a fluent narrative and will long rank as the definitive English GilgameshForthan seventy years Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English speaking world Withthan 1700 titles Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors as well as up to date translations by award winning translators.

Andrew Georges masterly new translationThe Times of the worlds first truly great work of literatureA Penguin ClassicMiraculously preserved on clay tablets dating back as much as four thousand years the poem of Gilgamesh king of Uruk is the worlds oldest epic predating Homer by many centuries The story tells of Gilgameshs adventures with the wild man Enkidu and of his arduous journey to the ends of the earth in uest of the Babylonian Noah and the secret of immortality Alongside its themes of family friendship and the duties of kings the  Epic of Gilgamesh is above all about mankinds eternal struggle with the fear of deathThe Babylonian version has been known for over a century but linguists are still deciphering new fragments in Akkadian and Sumerian Andrew Georges award winning translation has been revised to include many new discoveries of text and reissued in 2019 It brilliantly combines these into a fluent narrative and will long rank as the definitive English GilgameshForthan seventy years Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English speaking world Withthan 1700 titles Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors as well as up to date translations by award winning translators.

epic epub gilgamesh epub penguin mobile classics free The Epic mobile The Epic of Gilgamesh PDFAndrew Georges masterly new translationThe Times of the worlds first truly great work of literatureA Penguin ClassicMiraculously preserved on clay tablets dating back as much as four thousand years the poem of Gilgamesh king of Uruk is the worlds oldest epic predating Homer by many centuries The story tells of Gilgameshs adventures with the wild man Enkidu and of his arduous journey to the ends of the earth in uest of the Babylonian Noah and the secret of immortality Alongside its themes of family friendship and the duties of kings the  Epic of Gilgamesh is above all about mankinds eternal struggle with the fear of deathThe Babylonian version has been known for over a century but linguists are still deciphering new fragments in Akkadian and Sumerian Andrew Georges award winning translation has been revised to include many new discoveries of text and reissued in 2019 It brilliantly combines these into a fluent narrative and will long rank as the definitive English GilgameshForthan seventy years Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English speaking world Withthan 1700 titles Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors as well as up to date translations by award winning translators.

12 thoughts on “The Epic of Gilgamesh (Penguin Classics)

  1. Book Maven Book Maven says:

    PDF 59pic.co Ò The Epic of Gilgamesh Kindle ´ The Epic eBook À epic epub, gilgamesh epub, penguin mobile, classics free, The Epic mobile, The Epic of Gilgamesh PDFI didn't want to give the book one star because my comment is only about the cover which actually gets a huge goose egg There's no place to ask a uestion but I can't help but wondering who at Penguin decided that a detail from a PERSIAN ACHAEMENID Winged Bull Relief would be appropriate for a book translating The Epic of Gilgamesh I can only assume that Andrew George didn't have any say in the choice Dear Penguin The Persians had nothing to do with the Epic of Gilgamesh; it is a Mesopotamian myth and the Persians were t


  2. Voracious Reader Voracious Reader says:

    PDF 59pic.co Ò The Epic of Gilgamesh Kindle ´ The Epic eBook À epic epub, gilgamesh epub, penguin mobile, classics free, The Epic mobile, The Epic of Gilgamesh PDFI think which version of this you want depends on why you are reading itIf you are a scholar this might be your version I assume it's close to the original But the original is fragmented and unclear so if you just want to appreciate the story this is N


  3. Robert J. Crawford Robert J. Crawford says:

    PDF 59pic.co Ò The Epic of Gilgamesh Kindle ´ The Epic eBook À epic epub, gilgamesh epub, penguin mobile, classics free, The Epic mobile, The Epic of Gilgamesh PDFMy 4 star rating is not about the content of this epic but about the scholarly approach of the book For obvious reasons Gilgamesh is a classic the first great epic ever written It is a short and fascinating read that reuires no description in content What I have to criticize is the scholarly presentation which makes it an awkward and disjointed reading experienceThe introduction is very interesting The Epic of Gilgamesh had to be pieced together from bits of tablet that happened to survive various invasions and catastrophies over 25 thousand years such as a scribe's house that burned down baking the practice tablet


  4. Bif Bechenschnifter Bif Bechenschnifter says:

    PDF 59pic.co Ò The Epic of Gilgamesh Kindle ´ The Epic eBook À epic epub, gilgamesh epub, penguin mobile, classics free, The Epic mobile, The Epic of Gilgamesh PDFAs usual makes it impossible to tell which edition you're purchasing when you click the Kindle button The edition I received is not the current highly acclaimed Andrew George edition but one done several years and two editions earlier Who knows if the current edition 2003 is even available as an electronic text? It's impossible to ascertain It's similar to the issue of looking for a specific translator for a Russian classic You just have to click the purchase button and hope for the best


  5. Spawn of Ulamog Spawn of Ulamog says:

    PDF 59pic.co Ò The Epic of Gilgamesh Kindle ´ The Epic eBook À epic epub, gilgamesh epub, penguin mobile, classics free, The Epic mobile, The Epic of Gilgamesh PDFAn amazing epic entailing the life of Gilgamesh a king by birthright who is two thirds divine as he encounters his only eual Together with the wild man Enkidu Gilgamesh wrestles with the bull of heaven and takes on the guardian of a divine forest This tale depicts an all but immortal man as he fights against the control of his gods and struggles with the inevitability of his eventual demiseThis edition of the Epic of Gilgamesh contains multiple translations of the story each based upon the various tablets that have been uncovered The author gives their input on the story as you read as well as any relevant background information to aid you in understanding each tabletThis book was fantastic and I highly recommend it to history nerds epic fans and


  6. Musician, Reader and Viewer Musician, Reader and Viewer says:

    PDF 59pic.co Ò The Epic of Gilgamesh Kindle ´ The Epic eBook À epic epub, gilgamesh epub, penguin mobile, classics free, The Epic mobile, The Epic of Gilgamesh PDFI've read two Penguin Classics of The Epic of Gilgamesh N K Sandars prose version and Andrew George's verse translation this oneI felt like I understood Geroge's version much better than the prose version The intro of the text is divided in 3 par


  7. Oliver Oliver says:

    PDF 59pic.co Ò The Epic of Gilgamesh Kindle ´ The Epic eBook À epic epub, gilgamesh epub, penguin mobile, classics free, The Epic mobile, The Epic of Gilgamesh PDFA spellbinding journey backwards in time from the standard Babylonian version of the epic to the much older Sumerian poems from which it slowly evolved Professor Andrew George’s rendering into English of these ancient texts displays all the virtues of an original poetical work while maintaining throughout an unaltered sense of antiuity and authenticity Moreover the author’s scholarl


  8. Pete Cowell Pete Cowell says:

    PDF 59pic.co Ò The Epic of Gilgamesh Kindle ´ The Epic eBook À epic epub, gilgamesh epub, penguin mobile, classics free, The Epic mobile, The Epic of Gilgamesh PDFAndrew George has created a compelling retelling of this ancient narrative At once both scholarly yet utterly approachable for anyone who doesn't know the first thing about Assyriology which I don't this edition is the definitive version He presents several versions of the tale taken from clay tablets separated by hundreds if not thousands of years and weaves them together to provide a full picture of what is available to academic researchers today The introduction is superb as well


  9. Durham James Durham James says:

    PDF 59pic.co Ò The Epic of Gilgamesh Kindle ´ The Epic eBook À epic epub, gilgamesh epub, penguin mobile, classics free, The Epic mobile, The Epic of Gilgamesh PDFI have read Gilgamesh before but the excellent BBC In Our Time episode on it sent me back to this newer translation and I have loved itGilgamesh is not always easy reading the text is fragmentary the meaning sometimes unclear the composition repetitive and replete with lists That said it contains so much that is beautiful friendship love existential fear of death sex adventure myth fighting against odds the source myths for Noah but with Gods who see the horror of mass murder and an ocean full of corpses in a way that Genesis misses etc etcwhen I enter the Netherworld will rest be scarce?I shall lie there sleeping all down the yearsLet my eyes see the sun and be sated with lightThe darkness is hidden how much light is there left?When may the dead see the rays of the sun?This edition gives the translation with some critical apparatus describing how a somewhat complete version has been pieced together from editions spanning


  10. S. Jagiello S. Jagiello says:

    PDF 59pic.co Ò The Epic of Gilgamesh Kindle ´ The Epic eBook À epic epub, gilgamesh epub, penguin mobile, classics free, The Epic mobile, The Epic of Gilgamesh PDFAnother outstanding book from my brother in law prof Andrew George My daughter found it informative and well written really fired up her interest for


  11. bookmuncher bookmuncher says:

    PDF 59pic.co Ò The Epic of Gilgamesh Kindle ´ The Epic eBook À epic epub, gilgamesh epub, penguin mobile, classics free, The Epic mobile, The Epic of Gilgamesh PDFVery informed and clear presentation I read this knowing nothing of the poems or the period and have come away feeling elightened and inspired I pored over this book and it has lead me on to other stories poems hymns and academic reading Even if you don't have an academic interest and just want to enjoy these very very old stories this edition is perfect Highly recommend Glad I bought it


  12. Oygen Oygen says:

    PDF 59pic.co Ò The Epic of Gilgamesh Kindle ´ The Epic eBook À epic epub, gilgamesh epub, penguin mobile, classics free, The Epic mobile, The Epic of Gilgamesh PDFI read a modern translation of the Epic a few years ago but saw that this was recommended by the author of Complete Bablyonian The translation gives you a sense of the rhythm of the text the repetition of phrases so that you develop a sense of what it was like for the audiences listening to this or even reading itIn addition to the translation are various chap


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