Gilgamesh, half-god and half-man, in his loneliness and isolation becomes a cruel tyrant over the citizens of Uruk. To impress them forever he orders a great wall to be built, driving his people to exhaustion and despair so that they cry to the Sun God for help. In answer, another kind of man, Enkidu, is sent to earth to live among the animals and learn kindness from them. He falls in love with Shamhat, a singer from the temple, and he follows her back to Uruk. There, Enkidu, the “uncivilized” beast from the forest, shows the evil Gilgamesh through friendship what it means to be human.
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The Gilgamesh Trilogy:
“A powerful version of the Gilgamesh epic...a stirring and sad tale.”
–The New Yorker
Ludmila Zeman was born in the former Czechoslovakia and immigrated to Canada in 1984. She has taught art in Vancouver, created animated sequences for Sesame Street and, with her husband, made the film Lord of the Sky, an award-winning animated short. Her epic Gilgamesh trilogy won numerous awards. Her book, The First Red Maple Leaf, was a finalist for the Governor General’s Award for Illustration.
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Descripción Tundra Books, 1998. Hard Cover. Estado de conservación: New. Estado de la sobrecubierta: New. Unread, perfect condition book and jacket. Not price clipped or marked in any way. Jacket protected by clear removable mylar archival cover. Orig. copyright 1992. This is the 3rd. printing of the 1998 Tundra hardcover edition. This is the first volume of the Gilgamesh Trilogy which includes: Gilgamesh the King, The Revenge of Ishtar, and The Last Quest of Gilgamesh, Winner of the Governor General's Literary Award for Illustration in Children's Books. First carved into clay tablets in Mesopotamia over 5000 years ago, the Gilgamesh epic is one of the world's oldest and most important legends, with lessons in compassion, forgiveness, and friendship. Nº de ref. de la librería 004084
Descripción Tundra Books. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. 0887762832 New Condition. Nº de ref. de la librería NEW6.0588584
Descripción Tundra Books, 1999. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería 0887762832
Descripción Tundra Books, 1999. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería P110887762832