Gilgamesh: Derek Hines

A dense poetic retelling of the epic, with such gems as:

Here is Gilgamesh, king of Uruk . . . Pulls women like beer rings. Grunts when puzzled.

And:

[I]n the abyss-months after Enkidu’s end his departing spirit cored its phosphorescence through the rooms of Gilgamesh’s sorrow, then trailed off, dimming, as the shades absorbed him.

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