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Gilgamesh among us : modern encounters with the ancient epic

Author: Theodore Ziolkowski
Publisher: Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2012
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In Gilgamesh among Us, Theodore Ziolkowski explores the surprising legacy of the poem and its hero, as well as the epic's continuing influence in modern letters and arts.

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Genre/Form: Adaptations
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Gilgamesh among us.
Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2012
(DLC) 2011027253
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Theodore Ziolkowski
ISBN: 9780801450358 9780801463419 0801463416 0801450357
OCLC Number: 897095689
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 226 s.)
Contents: IntroductionThe Story * The Text * The Rediscovery * The Early Translations1. The Initial Reception (1884-1935)The First Literarization * Babel and Bible * The German Connection * The Spread of the Epic2. Representative Beginnings (1941-1958)Modes of Modernization * Four Poets in English * Four German Initiatives * A Major German Thematization * The First Musical Settings3. The Popularization of Gilgamesh (1959-1978)Poetic Adaptations * The First Fictionalization * The Gay Gilgamesh * Gilgamesh and the Philosophers * A Comic Interlude * Three American Fictional Exuberances * The Operatic Gilgamesh4. The Contemporization of Gilgamesh (1979-1999)New Contexts * Gilgamesh Psychoanalyzed * Gilgamesh Deconstructed * Gilgamesh Historicized * Gilgamesh Drums for the Greens * Gilgamesh Postfigured * Gilgamesh Personalized * Gilgamesh Hispanicized * Gilgameshiana * Gilgamesh at Millennium's End5. Gilgamesh in the Twenty-First Century (2000-2009)Poetic Versions in English and French * A New Focus * Gilgamesh as Ritual Drama * Two Fictional Re-Visions * The Politicization of GilgameshConclusionChronologyNotesIndex
Responsibility: Theodore Ziolkowski

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