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Epic of Gilgamesh GN (2018 Seven Stories Press) comic books 2017-2019

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    Epic of Gilgamesh GN (2018 Seven Stories Press) 1-1ST Epic of Gilgamesh GN (2018 Seven Stories Press) 1-1ST

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    1st printing.

    Adapted by Kent H. Dixon. Art by Kevin Dixon.

    The most complete Gilgamesh in translation, including the new discoveries from tablet V. The Epic of Gilgamesh is the Uhr epic - the hero's journey, quest, and education - inscribed onto damp clay tablets several millennia before Odysseus or the priest of Ecclesiastes found their voices. Sumerian versions of the epic date back almost 5000 years. It is a Bildungsroman of a bad king learning to become a proper human being and therefore a wise king, and to do so, besides defeating lions and monsters and surviving great physical and emotional suffering, he must face, and answer, the first (and last) great question: mortality.

    Translated into English and presented here in its entirety as a graphic novel, this version of The Epic of Gilgamesh is a father/son project by scholar and translator Kent H. Dixon and his son, the comix artist Kevin Dixon, who bring a fresh take on this great work.

    Softcover, 204 pages, B&W. Cover price $19.95.