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Gilgamesh's Snake and Other Poems

Bilingual Edition

Gilgamesh's Snake and Other Poems( )
Author: Iskandar, Gharib
Glenday, John
Series title:Middle East Literature in Translation Ser.
Publication Date:Apr 2016
Publisher:Syracuse University Press
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $14.95
Book Description:

The Epic of Gilgamesh is perhaps the greatest surviving work of early Mesopotamian literature. According to legend, Gilgamesh built the city walls of Uruk, modern-day Iraq, to protect his people from external threats. Although the epic records events from more than four thousand years ago, those events echo many of the social and cultural concerns of Iraq today.

In this luminous bilingual collection of poems, Ghareeb Iskander offers a personal response to the epic....
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Detailed Subjects: Social Science / Folklore & Mythology
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.5 x 8.5 Inches
Book Weight:0.77 Pounds

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