‘Gilgamesh’ Book Review

Mount Readmore Book Review, 2018 11/200


Gilgamesh By David Ferry

Paperback Edition

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.

Spoiler-tastic review

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.

Stay Sunny!


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