The Epic of Gilgamesh is the first great book of man's heart. Inscribed onto clay tablets around 2400 BC, it enthralled the ancient world with a story of love, heroism, friendship, grief and defiance of the Gods. That it continues to speak to us today, despite its fragmentary state, is testimony to the power and humanity of its themes: King Gilgamesh's lament for his dead friend Enkidu is still among the most powerful poems of mourning in literature. Inspired by the universality of the Gilgamesh story, the poet Derrek ...

Gilgamesh 2004, Anchor Books, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9781400077335

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Gilgamesh 2002, Chatto & Windus, London

ISBN-13: 9780701172527

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