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poetry, myth, the human condition.
on April 2, 2017
Stephen Mitchell is always good to read. But what makes this book outstanding is his detailed introduction and explanation of its meaning and context, and also the detailed notes at the back. Of course the poem itself, as it has been reassembled by Mitchell, in his fluent and elegant version, which forms the core of the book, is what one seeks in the first place. I had heard so much about Gilgamesh, but this is the first version that makes it readily accessible, not obscure and difficult.