BOOK CLUB II

‘Gilgamesh: A New English Version’ is FF Book Club selection for May

Fri, May 26 2023, 2pm

Location
Meeting will be held via Zoom.
 

Considered one of the masterpieces of world literature, the epic of Gilgamesh was first published 5,000 years ago. It is the story of literature’s first hero—the king of the city-state of Uruk in what is today Iraq—and his journey of self-discovery. There have been several competent scholarly translations of it, but Stephen Mitchell’s Gilgamesh: A New English Version, published in 2004, has been acclaimed by scholars and critics alike as a lithe, muscular rendering that allows us to enter the ancient masterpiece as if for the first time, to see how startlingly beautiful, intelligent, and alive it is.

All UMRA members are welcome to join the discussion when UMRA’s Fourth Friday Book Club meets via Zoom from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on May 26.

Please contact Dorothy Marden at [email protected] or Maggie Catambay at [email protected] for more information and the link to join the Zoom meeting.

 



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