Mount Readmore Book Review, 2018 11/200
Gilgamesh By David Ferry
Finished on 12/12/2017
Description: The Epic of Gilgamesh
Genres: Poetry, Literature, Mythology, Ye Olde Schoole
What’s older than olde schoole? It’s the Epic of Gilgamesh.
I read the Epic of Gilgamesh. It contains the Sumerian retelling of the Flood myth, the bromance between Enkidu and Gilgamesh, monster hunting, a quest for immortality and some sex.
I did not like this translation. I suspect that the Anglicization of the use ‘harlot’ is a little too culturally loaded a term for a temple priestess.