Gilgamesh: A New English Version (New)

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  • Gilgamesh: A New English Version
  • By Stephen Mitchell - translator
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  • 13 November 2020
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By Stephen Mitchell - translator î 9 Summary

Read & Download Gilgamesh: A New English Version ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Ng a lithe and muscular rendering that shows how startlingly alive Gilgamesh is how filled with intelligence and beauty It is the story of literature's first hero an historical king of Uruk in. I am a high school English teacher so I was intrigued by this new readable translation However I always check how the section with the prostitute which takes place early in the book is translated Mitchell s word choices were unnecessarily graphic Unfortunately although we all know the basic idea I cannot use this translation for my students because of Mitchell s choice of terminology It s very unfortunate that such decisions marred an otherwise well written text

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Read & Download Gilgamesh: A New English Version ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Babylonia and his journey of self discovery Along the way Gilgamesh discovers that friendship can bring peace to a whole city and that wisdom can be found only when the uest for it is abandoned. Excellent

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Read & Download Gilgamesh: A New English Version ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub This brilliant new treatment of the oldest epic in the world is a literary event Esteemed translator and best selling author Stephen Mitchell breathes life into a 3700 year old classic deliveri. I just finished reading this version of Gilgamesh and I m still feeling the glow I m not new to Gilgamesh I had read several versions already but I am new to Stephen Mitchell This version is by far the best I have read Beginning with a 65 page introduction which I found delightful to read Do yourself a favor and don t skip it It too is interesting and lively and you ll enjoy the author s insights Michell s adept writing brought life and a sense of personal connection to this work that I had missed in past readings Mitchell s words flowed with rhythm and feeling throughout this great literature made greater than I had remembered in the hands of other writersI purchased this work for my Kindle but in view of one of the reviewer s complaint that the eBook was displayed in prose rather than as it appears in print I also opted to buy the printed book as well Upon opening the hard copy I was disappointed to find that the print throughout was in a fairly small and light font definitely not what I would have wished So I turned to my Kindle edition I experienced no problem at all in the prose vs poetry lines The rhythm was obvious and enjoyed by me in spite of lack of line breaks I m so glad I did buy the eBook Very enjoyable reading and with no eye strainOnly one problem I was surprised to find that I had reached the end so soon I had become so engrossed in the story that the time flew and though I wasn t reading for speed it was one of the fastest reads I ve had the pleasure to complete