Stephen Mitchell is a renowned translator, scholar, and author best known for his ability to glean the wisdom and spiritual themes of sacred texts. Although Gilgamesh is considered one of the masterpieces of world literature, until now there has not been a version that is a superlative literary text in its own right. Stephen Mitchell’s lithe, muscular rendering allows us to enter an ancient masterpiece as if for the first time. Listen to realize how startlingly beautiful, intelligent, and alive this classic can be and what it has to teach us.

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