Review by: Kevin Herbert, Washington University - September 30, 2005
This is an excellent achievement. It makes this great work accessible to college and general readers.
Review by: Raymond Clark, Memorial University of Newfoundland - September 30, 2005
…sensitive and vigorous.
Review by: E. Kopff, University of Colorado at Boulder - September 30, 2005
...there are at least two audiences who will derive much pleasure from this latest attempt to breathe life into the dead bones — or sundried clay tablets — of this old epic. Jackson’s version tells the story in a clear and effective fashion, with attention to levels of language and narrative form. The first is students in university Myth classes, who will be able to grasp the story and its characters without being confused by scholarly minutiae.... The second is those who are seeking in translations from the West’s rich past a way to resurrect the art of poetry in our day, or to initiate its resurrection in the next generation.
As a whole, Jackson’s work is lively, exciting, and dignified.
Review: Biblical Archaeology Review - September 30, 2005
Aiming to make this archaic story more accessible, the book features an introduction replete with black-and-white archaeological photographs to help create the ancient context of the story; gorgeous...woodcuts illustrate the text; and flowing, vivid verse enhances this translation.
Review by: Raymond Clark, University of Nebraska - September 30, 2005
Gilgamesh permits us to tie the ancient Near East and the ancient Mediterranean together like nothing else....These unifying tie-ins make it logical to use Gilgamesh as a lead-off text in a classical mythology course. The Bolchazy-Carducci edition, more readable than its predecessors, makes it practicable. Students liked it, and for the professor it is one light bulb after another.
Review by: Ron Marchese, University of Minnesota - September 30, 2005
Excellent introduction to a masterfully translated text that is simple, direct, and thought provoking...This is by far the most lucid edition I have read.
Review by: Carolyn Miller, Norfold Collegiate School - September 30, 2005
Your new text is most impressive! Because of its ease in reading and its visual appeal, some of my students have expressed an interest in using it as a subject of research papers.
Review by: Wilfred Bunge, Luther College - September 30, 2005
It makes very vivid for the reader the character of the poem as a pilgrimage through the delights and sadness of life.
Review by: Hilda Pang, Indiana State University - September 30, 2005
...you are to be congratulated on providing a reasonably priced student edition to this great epic that will make it very accessible to a wide audience.
Review by: Linda Palumbo, Cerritos College - September 30, 2005
The best text on the market.
Review by: Yvonne Korshak, Adelphi University - September 30, 2005
...reads wonderfully...has a wonderful character of weight, seriousness, joy, and vitality of language...
Review by: Jim Caputo, Regis University - September 30, 2005
The text is excellent in its clarity of story line and motif.
Review: Great Books Foundation - July 28, 2004
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