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The Epic Of Gilgamesh

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ISBN : 9780241289907
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The ancient Sumerian poem The Epic of Gilgamesh is one of the oldest written stories in existence, translated with an introduction by Andrew George in Penguin Classics. Miraculously preserved on clay tablets dating back as much as four thousand years, the poem of Gilgamesh, king of Uruk, is the world's oldest epic, predating Homer by many centuries. The story tells of Gilgamesh's adventures with the wild man Enkidu, and of his arduous journey to the ends of the earth in quest 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 mankind's eternal struggle with the fear of death. The Babylonian version has been known for over a century, but linguists are still deciphering new fragments in Akkadian and Sumerian. Andrew George's gripping translation brilliantly combines these into a fluid narrative and will long rank as the definitive English Gilgamesh. If you enjoyed The Epic of Gilgamesh, you might like Homer's Iliad, also available in Penguin Classics. 'A masterly new verse translation' The Times 'Andrew George has skilfully bridged the gap between a scholarly re-edition and a popular work' London Review of Books

The Epic Of Gilgamesh

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ISBN : 0141026286
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Enkidu is created by the gods to challenge the arrogant King Gilgamesh, but instead of killing each other, the two become friends.JTravelling together to the Cedar Forest, they fight and slay the evil monster Humbaba.JBut when Enkidu is killed, his death haunts and breaks the mighty Gilgamesh, who resolves to find the secret of eternal life.

The Epic Of Gilgamesh

Author : N. Sandars
ISBN : 014044100X
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The poems about the great King of Uruk are prefaced by notes on their historical and literary background

The Epic Of Gilgamesh

Author : Andrew George
ISBN : 0140449191
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Translated with an Introduction by Andrew George.

Tao Te King

Author : Lao-tzu
ISBN : OCLC:718229856
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Sechs Personen Suchen Einen Autor

Author : Luigi Pirandello
ISBN : 9783844264555
Genre : Drama
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Der Regisseur gibt Anweisungen, die Schauspieler beginnen zu probieren. Da betreten sechs Personen die Bühne, die niemand kennt. Sie stellen Forderungen. Ihre Geschichte möge man spielen und diese Geschichte ist "ein Gemisch von Tragischem und Komischem, von Phantastischem und Realistischem in einer wirklich humoristischen und höchst verwickelten Situation; ein Drama, das durch seine atmenden, sprechenden, sich bewegenden Gestalten, die es in sich tragen und erleiden, um jeden Preis eine Möglichkeit finden will, aufgeführt zu werden - ein Stück über den vergeblichen Versuch dieser improvisierenden Verwirklichung auf der Bühne." So beschreibt es Luigi Pirandello im Vorwort zu seinem Stück, das nach seiner Uraufführung im Mai 1921 im Teatro Valle in Rom Theatergeschichte schrieb. Diese Edition enthält das vollständige Vorwort Pirandellos sowie zahlreiche Textvarianten, das heißt frühere Versionen, die Pirandello nicht in die endgültige Ausgabe aufgenommen hat.

The Epic Of Gilgamesh

Author : Maureen Gallery Kovacs
ISBN : 0804717117
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Since the discovery over one hundred years ago of a body of Mesopotamian poetry preserved on clay tablets, what has come to be known as the Epic of Gilgamesh has been considered a masterpiece of ancient literature. It recounts the deeds of a hero-king of ancient Mesopotamia, following him through adventures and encounters with men and gods alike. Yet the central concerns of the Epic lie deeper than the lively and exotic story line: they revolve around a man’s eternal struggle with the limitations of human nature, and encompass the basic human feelings of lonliness, friendship, love, loss, revenge, and the fear of oblivion of death. These themes are developed in a distinctly Mesopotamian idiom, to be sure, but with a sensitivity and intensity that touch the modern reader across the chasm of three thousand years. This translation presents the Epic to the general reader in a clear narrative.

Das Gilgamesch Epos

Author : Albert Schott
ISBN : OCLC:1000757672
Genre : Gilgamesh
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The Epic Of Gilgamesh An English Version With An Introduction

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The Epic Of Gilgamesh

Author : Gilgamesh
ISBN : 140444100X
Genre : Gilgamesh
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