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Humming the blues

Author: Cass Dalglish; Enheduanna.
Publisher: Corvallis, Or. : CALYX Books ; [Minneapolis, MN] : Distributed to the trade through Consortium Book Sales and Distribution, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Cass Dalglish translates the cuneiform of Enheduanna, a powerful Sumerian princess in 2350 BCE. Nin-me-sar-ra-the first signed poetry in history-begs the goddess Inanna (who entered the underworld and returned) for help overcoming a usurper. Adopting a jazz aesthetic, Dalglish improvises on her translations, re-examining the cuneiform through feminist lenses. Giving fresh interpretations to the originals, these  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Poetry
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Cass Dalglish; Enheduanna.
ISBN: 9780934971928 0934971927
OCLC Number: 216939811
Notes: "Inspired by Nin-me-šar-ra, Enheduanna's song to Inanna."
Description: xvii, 61 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Image I --
Image II --
Poems --
Notes on a Jazz Reading.
Responsibility: by Cass Dalglish.
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Cass Dalglish translates the cuneiform of Enheduanna, a powerful Sumerian princess in 2350 BCE. Nin-me-sar-ra-the first signed poetry in history-begs the goddess Inanna (who entered the underworld and returned) for help overcoming a usurper. Adopting a jazz aesthetic, Dalglish improvises on her translations, re-examining the cuneiform through feminist lenses. Giving fresh interpretations to the originals, these poems form rhythmic riffs-like jazz musical improvisations-that carry the reader back to the lands of ancient Iraq during the time when gods were women.

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