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Assurbanipal’s Classic

Stephanie West, 8 November 1990

Myths from Mesopotamia: Creation, The Flood, Gilgamesh and Others 
by Stephanie Dalley.
Oxford, 360 pp., £35, November 1989, 0 19 814397 4
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The Epic of Gilgamesh 
by Maureen GalleryKovacs.
Stanford, 122 pp., £29.50, August 1989, 0 8047 1589 0
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... overburdening us with scholarly perplexities, they do not create an unjustified sense of security. Maureen GalleryKovacs originally undertook her translation for use in a course at Stanford University. It is attractively produced, and she has obviously given much thought to the need to encourage readers uncertain ...

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