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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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Gilgammesh Dalley and Andrew George, in contrast, are specialist Assyriologists and their books, though popular presentations rather than scholarly monographs, are based on direct knowledge of the source materials. He also provides the most useful and narratvie background material, though not the range of other works included in Dalley’s Myths from Mesopotamia. Herbert Mason’s best-selling Gilgamesh is the most widely read and enduring interpretation of this ancient Babylonian epic.

One of the interesting things about ebooks is the lack of a direct and immediate sensation of heft, and indirectly, length. But instead of killing Gilgamesh, they become friends. The Epic of Gilgamesh.

Gilgamesh: A Verse Narrative – Herbert Mason – Google Books

That is what it is to be a man. Want to Read saving…. You’ll be alone and wander Looking for that life that is gone or some Eternal life you have to find. Jan 23, Andree rated it it was amazing Shelves: It’s just not a genre that I usually enjoy that much.

Read it, be weirded out because it is weird, but then read it again carefully and realize how incredible it is. And so does Ferry: Gilgamesh wrestles death, in the loss of his friend and narrstive an idea. All of these changes are designed to draw the modern reader into a way of reading a story that captivated our ancestors and communicate a sense of that mystery today. Downloading text is forbidden on this website.

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They stood there marvelling at uerbert forest, gazing at the lofty cedars, gazing at forest’s entrance — where Humbaba came and went there was a track. Enkido begins the story.

Gilgamesh: a verse narrative – Herbert Mason – Google Books

I ended up dropping the class, but read the story anyways. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Gilgamesh is, of course, such an important piece because it’s the earliest work of literature in history, but I really enjoyed it in its own right. Herbert Mason’s best-selling Gilgamesh is the most widely read and enduring interpretation of this ancient Babylonian gilgameah.

The narrative and poetics if this rendition treat the epic with a tenderness that many of the other translated versions fail to accomplish. And the major drawback to the Dalley and George translations comes when there are missing lines or other difficulties in the texts.

We get away from Noah and animals, and it becomes angrier and sadder. To ask other readers questions about Gilgameshplease sign up. He is a wild man from the Steppe.

Astoundingly present for an approximately 5,year-old story, though I’m sure some of this is due to Mason’s wonderfully skillful rendering of the text. No change of heart or spiritual Nrrative, for the heart has changed And the soul has been converted To a thing that sees How much it costs to lose a friend it loved.

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Gilgamesh: A Verse Narrative

Afterword to the Mariner Edition. From inside the book.

Or if you need this sample for free, we can send it to you via email. We have received your request for getting a sample. Gilgamesh is, After reading several excerpts and a bunch of commentary for my classes, I thought gilgameah was probably time to read the Epic of Gilgamesh in its entirety at least as far as that is possible.

It was also helpful, however, to look a second version so that I could see where we have gaps in the record. SarasonJan StrelauJohn M.

Two of them are clearly “versions” rather than translations: Mar 23, JoLee rated it really liked it Shelves: No trivia or quizzes yet.

References to this book The Poet’s Other Voice: Oct 20, Brian rated it really liked it Shelves: Additional fragments are still being found and identified, but so gilgamesy “considerably less than the four-fifths of the epic that is hdrbert yields a consecutive text”. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. I also enjoyed both the freer versions: He creates clear narrative arcs, draws the stories of Gilgamesh and Enkidu into parallel from the outset, and fleshes out the pairs’ adventures before Enkidu’s death.

The poetry was lovely, but it was modern. Dec 08, M M rated it it was amazing.