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Gilgamesh: A New Rendering in English Verse
Gilgamesh A New Rendering in English Verse
Author: David Ferry (Adapter))
A new verse rendering of the great epic of ancient Mesopotamia, one of the oldest works in Western Literature. Ferry makes Gilgamesh available in the kind of energetic and readable translation that Robert Fitzgerald and Richard Lattimore have provided for.
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ISBN-13: 9780374523831
ISBN-10: 0374523835
Publication Date: 6/1/1993
Pages: 96
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Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Book Type: Paperback
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I haven't read any of the other translations of this book, but I will, so I can compare them. I really enjoyed this one, though. There's also a great section with information about how David Ferry made decisions on how to deal with some of the translation issues.

It's a short book, a quick read, and great fun.


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