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Comparative Literature (2007) 59 (3): 193–208.
Published: 01 June 2007
... figuratively spans the seemingly vast distance between the cedars guarded by the monster Humbaba, whom Gilgamesh and Enkidu kill at the end of Tablet V, and the otherworldly trees that bear rare jewels for fruit in the garden into which the hero emerges alone from the tunnel of the sun at the close of...
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Comparative Literature (2016) 68 (3): 251–273.
Published: 01 September 2016
... misfortunes, all that Gilgamesh went through” (quoted here from The Babylonian Gilgamesh Epic, the more scholarly of Andrew George’s two published translations of the epic, 1: 2). Gilgamesh, a formerly unruly and unjust leader, has been broken and tamed by the loss of his friend Enkidu and his own...
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Comparative Literature (2016) 68 (4): 351–369.
Published: 01 December 2016
... “Gilgamesh and Enkidu at Uruk.” Stewart later recalled that, shortly after the episode aired, a college professor sent him a letter pointing out that more people had just learned about the myth of Gilgamesh in that one broadcast than had ever heard it in all of history to that point (“Mission Overview...