Gilgamesh: A New Translation of the Ancient Epic

Author: Sophus Helle


SKU: 9780300268096 Category: Tag: Product ID: 890758


A poem for the ages, freshly and accessibly translated by an international rising star, bringing together scholarly precision and poetic grace

“Sophus Helle’s new translation . . . [is] a thrilling, enchanting, desperate thing to read.”–Nina MacLaughlin, Boston Globe

“Looks to be the last word on this Babylonian masterpiece.”–Michael Dirda, Washington Post

Gilgamesh is a Babylonian story about love between men, loss and grief, the confrontation with death; the destruction of nature; insomnia and restlessness, finding peace in one’s community, the voice of women, the folly of gods, heroes, and monsters–and more. Translating directly from the Akkadian, Sophus Helle offers a literary translation that reproduces the original epic’s poetic effects, including its succinct clarity and enchanting cadence. Millennia after its composition, Gilgamesh continues to speak to us in myriad ways.

ISBN: 9780300268096
Publisher: Yale University Press
Pub Date: 09/2022
Format: Paperback
Size: 9.25h x 6.13w x 1.06d

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Weight 0.00 lbs
Dimensions 9.25 × 6.13 × 1.06 in