Gilgamesh's snake and other poems

Gilgamesh's snake and other poems

bilingual edition

Book - 2016 | Arabic
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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. Iskander's modern-day Gilgamesh is a nameless Iraqi citizen who witnessed the fall of the dictatorship, who exists in a constant state of threat, and who dreams, not about eternity, but simply about life. While Gilgamesh was searching for the elixir of life, Iskander's hero is searching for consolation.
Publisher: Syracuse, New York : Syracuse University Press, 2016
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780815610717
0815610718
Branch Call Number: 892.71 ISKAN
Characteristics: 103 pages ; 22 cm

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