Other titles, including "How to Read a Book'' (1940), "The Gilgamesh Epic
and Old Testament'' (1946), "The Coming of the Mormons'' (1953), "The Day Christ was Born'' (1959), "The Old Testament in Art'' (1971), "The New Testament in Art'' (1971) and "Reporters' Ethics'' (1978) were all listed as being never checked out.
Inana/Istar is capable of navigating gender boundaries, among others; see Rivkah Harris, Gender and Aging in Mesopotamia: The Gilgamesh Epic
and Other Ancient Literature (Norman: Univ.
The Gilgamesh epic
is the story of a ruler who was shown the honorable path, but ignored it and suffered the consequences.
Birns delves into Mesopotamian myth (the "stones" referred to in his title in "The Stones and the Book") and links the Gilgamesh epic
to King Earnur, the rash, bold last king of Gondor in the Third Age.
The Gilgamesh Epic
describes the creation of the primal man Enkidu in a similar way.
In this book, Obhodjas has collaborated with Boulus to produce a literary arabesque, a dance in which first one, then the other, addresses themes including mentorship, books, the Gilgamesh epic
, education of the young, and confrontation with the police.
And also what interested me about the Gilgamesh epic
is that it forced me to borrow a depth of feeling from so many other mythological and even Biblical texts.
Perhaps the most well known is the influence of the Gilgamesh epic
on Genesis's description of Noah's flood.
Ferry is well-known for his versions of the Gilgamesh epic
and of Horace's Odes and Epistles.
The oldest literary text is the Gilgamesh epic
composed in Mesopotamia in about 1700 BC but only discovered in 1853 when eleven clay tablets were found in the ruins of Nineveh.
Moran, "Rilke and the Gilgamesh Epic
," Journal of Cuneiform Studies 32 (1980): 208-210.
Lastly, I turn to Herbert Mason's verse narrative of the Gilgamesh epic